Your students can find out here what has been placed on reserve for your courses with our Reserves LibGuides. Reserves may be text books, articles or other items. They can click on the title of any book to see how many copies are on reserve, if they are currently available and in the case of most articles, access the full text online.
What can't be put on reserve?
The library will place on reserve books, articles or other items owned by faculty or the library that faculty would like to have available to students.
Reserves Best Practices
A Few Reserves Guidelines:
Faculty who are interested in learning more about Copyright and Fair Use may want to consult an excellent Web site maintained by University of Maryland - University College at: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/copyright.cfm
Peter Hirtle’s chart on copyright term and public domain, http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain/, or Stanford University’s explanation of the four factors of fair use, http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/9-b.html.
If you have any questions about the process at any point, please feel free to contact Rhonda at 845-220-8429 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with "RESERVES" in the subject line. I am happy to answer questions or help you make arrangements for special situations.
Anything that is placed on reserve must comply with copyright law. Most things placed on reserve qualify for a fair use exemption so we do not have to obtain permission from the rightsholder. As with many legal matters, opinions vary about what constitutes a fair use, but according to Section 107 of Title 17 (US Copyright Law) there are four factors that should be considered:
A more thorough explanation of copyright law can be found at the sites below:
Our policy is not to put more than 10-15% of a book on electronic reserve without obtaining permission. The instructor is responsible for acquiring permission to use the material in the case that the request does not meet the criteria for a fair use. A good place to start if you are seeking permission is the Copyright Clearance Center.