Reserves Information for Faculty
To place an item on Course Reserves, please review the information below.
- In order for an item to be placed on electronic reserve, the Library must be provided with a clear copy of the reserve material.
- Reserve material should be on 8½ X 11 or 8½ X 14 inch paper and should not be stapled, folded, or creased.
- In order for an item to be placed on traditional reserve, the material to be placed on reserve must be given to the staff at the circulation desk.
- Material placed on reserve may be in any form (book, DVD, map, etc...). This material may be the property of the library or the instructor.
- This material will be made available to students at the circulation desk upon request.
Required for Both Types of Reserves
Reserve material should have the following information attached:
- INSTRUCTOR'S NAME
- CLASS NUMBER
- AUTHOR OF THE DOCUMENT
Additional information may be required upon completion of the reserve form. A copy of the course syllabus is helpful.
Course Reserves Forms
Things to Remember
Placing an item on reserve may require 2-3 days, especially at the beginning of a semester. Please have the item and its associated form completed at the earliest possible time prior to its intended classroom use. We cannot maintain a permanent reserve collection. All reserves will be returned to the instructor or placed back into circulation at the end of the semester.
Copyright Permissions Service
The Library will obtain clearance for your use of copyrighted materials that are available in the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), but please be aware that cost limitations do apply ($150 per class per semester).
For materials that are not available via the CCC or that exceed the cost limitation, it is the instructor's responsibility to obtain copyright permissions as needed.
For more information, click on the following link: Copyright Permission Service.
Sample Copyright Permission Letter
Below is one example of a copyright letter to be sent to the publisher for an item which needs permission from the copyright holder in order to be placed on reserve or e-reserve at the library.