Submitting Materials for Reserves
Course materials may be placed on reserve by submitting an online request via our reserves system. This is most easily accessed through the "Course Reserves" link in WebCampus (Canvas) course. More information on how to access and initiate reserves in WebCampus can be found in our tutorial. View Course Reserves PDF.
- At the beginning of the semester, materials should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the class's need for the material.
- Additional materials throughout the term are more than welcome and should be available within a couple of days.
- Please refer to materials in the same way on the course syllabus as on your online request.
- It will also help us if we have a copy of the syllabus.
- In order to create high quality scanned images, the Libraries prefer to scan directly from the source (book, journal, etc.)
- If there are materials that you feel that the library should purchase for your class, contact your subject liaison.
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What Materials Can be Placed on Reserve?
Supplemental course readings like journal articles and book chapters (requested through Ereserves) and direct links to library-licensed content can be put on electronic reserve.
Books (both personal and library owned copies), DVDs, CDs, journal articles, sample tests, notes, etc. can all be placed on hard copy reserve.
Streaming video access/licensing can be complex and time consuming. Most licenses are only a single year, so license dates must also be checked before use. Please view the basics of our streaming process here.
Items, electronic and print, will automatically be taken off reserve and faculty-owned items returned to the instructor at the end of each semester, unless otherwise specified.
The Libraries will pay reasonable copyright fees as necessary.
Hard Copy Reserve Check-Out
Reserve materials may be checked out by faculty, staff, or student with a current library card/wolf card.
Reserve material loan periods are set by the instructor based on class size, expected demand for the materials, or to protect the instructor's personal materials.
- 1-hour library use only
- 2-hour library use only
- 2-hour/overnight (can be checked out 2 hours before closing and returned the hour after the library opens the following day)
- 3-hour library use only
Overdue fines for reserve items are $5.00 per hour.
Electronic Reserves Copyright Restrictions
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If electronic transmission of reserve material is used for purposes in excess of what constitutes "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
All items are taken down at the end of each semester.