Book, audiocassettes, videocassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, including library copies or personal copies, study guides, sample exams, etc. We do not add entire periodical issues from the library's collection to the reserve collection as our periodicals do not circulate from the building.
All materials for the reserve collection must meet copyright guidelines (see tab above). The Library will not place materials on reserve if it judges that the nature, scope, or extent of the material is beyond the reasonable limits of the Fair Use Guidelines of the Copyright Law. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to ensure the material meets the guidelines and to obtain permission to use copyrighted materials. The faculty member must agree to the following statements:
All materials must be accompanied by a completed Reserve Request Form which includes the instructor name, class, and loan information. Please include the title of the materials on the form in the same manner as it appears in your syllabus.
Materials submitted for reserve will be available within three days (Monday-Friday) of receipt in the Library. Please note that the beginning of the semester is very busy and additional processing time (1 week+) may be needed. Materials will be processed in the order they are received.
Yes, personal copies can go on Reserve. Be aware: you place personal items on Course Reserves at your own risk. The library cannot demand payment from students for lost items that are not theirs. Please also make sure you are obeying any Copyright and Fair Use guidelines, including viewing or distribution rights for DVDs.
Materials may be submitted at any time prior to or during the semester. Please note on the form the term for which the material is to be available.
Materials and the Reserve Request Form(s) may be dropped off at the Public Services Desk.
The Library offers the following Rules of Thumb as an interpretation of the fair use guidelines:
— The above information has been adapted from the University of Wisconsin- Madison policy and the University of Texas System, Office of General Counsel.
Information on obtaining copyright permission is available from the Copyright Clearance Center, at http://www.copyright.com.
As an alternate to obtaining permission for reuse or use of substantial portions of copyrighted materials, instructors may want to consider merely providing citations and/or permalinks to material found through the library.