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

Placing Reserve Requests

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 campus closure, physical library materials are unavailable for Course Reserves at this time.

Requests for electronic reserve materials may be submitted:

Requests are typically processed within 1-5 business days. 

Electronic materials

Materials available for electronic reserve include:

  • Electronic articles
  • Ebooks
  • Ebook chapters
  • Streaming video
  • Scans of physical materials **temporarily unavailable during COVID-19 campus closure**

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.