To ensure timely processing of Course Reserve requests, please use the guidelines below when submitting material for your course.

Placing Reserve Requests

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical Course Reserves will be unavailable for circulation until further notice.

Faculty may still place physical items on reserve. These items will be available to students electronically upon their request through ILLiad document delivery. 

If students require access to a complete physical item rather than a range of pages, the library will attempt to purchase the electronic equivalent for student use. 

Faculty requests for print and electronic reserve materials may be submitted:

We are unable to accept Course Reserve requests in person at the Service Desk. 

Requests are typically processed within 5-7 business days. 

Physical Materials 

The following types of physical materials will be accepted for reserve: 

  • Print materials from the Falvey General Collection

The following materials will NOT be accepted for reserve:

  • DVDs from the Falvey General Collection 
  • Books from Special Collections
  • Journals (bound or unbound) from the Library's collection
  • Films from commercial rental entities
  • Materials belonging to other libraries

Electronic materials

Materials available for electronic reserve include:

  • Electronic articles
  • Ebooks
  • Ebook chapters
  • Streaming video
  • Chapter scans of physical materials

Electronic materials can be linked to course content on Blackboard.

Electronic reserves must comply with Fair Use Guidelines of the Copyright Revision Act of 1976:

The use of electronic reserves material, as with all reserves, is governed by the provisions of fair use of the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use. Based on fair use criteria, library staff will determine if limited portions of an individual work can be scanned or copied for course reserves.

Please refer to the Copyright & Fair Use page for additional copyright information.

If library staff determine that a request does not fall within Fair Use, faculty will be encouraged

  • to pursue copyright permission on their own or,
  • to submit the book/textbook for placement in the course reserve print collection.