Library: Reserves Information for Faculty
Bring your materials to the Service Desk in the Terrace Room Interim Library, fill out a Reserves Form (available at the Service Desk ). If you are placing items from the library's collection on reserve you can fill out the reserves form & library staff will pull the items and place them on reserve for you.
Personal books, library books, short photocopies, media, course syllabi, tests, and non-copyrighted materials. Copyright fair use guidelines on reserves state that only one chapter per book or article per journal issue may be placed on reserve without seeking permission from the copyright holder. The library will seek permissions and determine what royalties would have to be paid for items that constitute more than 10% of an entire work. Permission must also be sought for materials used more than once on reserve for the same class if the source material isn’t in the library collection. Faculty should obtain written permission from any student whose work is being placed reserve.
Off air tapings may only be placed on reserve for 10 days and may not be re-used. Instead, ask the library to purchase the media for the collection.
For more information about copyright, see Copyright Resources.
Just let us know and we'll take care of that for you. We can query the publisher electronically and find out what the costs would be. Since the library has a limited budget for copyright royalties, we’ll consult with you if the costs are determined to be prohibitively expensive and look for another way to provide the material. Remember that if we own the book we can always put the original on reserve - since no copies are being made, we don't have to worry about violating copyright guidelines.
Rented videos or other borrowed media and books belonging to other libraries.
More than 10% of a book may not be possible to place on reserve simply because the royalty costs would be prohibitively expensive. In that case, a course pack might work better, or, in the case of a book, we could place the original on reserves.
Coursepacks should be considered for especially long articles which could be more problematic to download over the web. If articles are the main readings for a course (as opposed to a textbook) coursepacks are a logical way to go.
The Print Shop (x7200). Submit your list of references (author, title, source) and they will query the publishers via the Copyright clearance database, check on royalty fees, establish the cost for the coursepack and handle the sale to the students. The sooner you get your list to them the better the chance that they can complete the work by the start of class.
This option is especially useful for graduate students who spend less time on campus.
During busy times (the beginning of a term) it may take 4-5 days to process items for reserve. If many items are received at once, they will be processed in the order received. In order to insure that your reserves are available by the first class meeting, get the items to the Library Service Desk 1-2 weeks ahead. During slower periods (later in the semester) it typically takes 1-2 days to process items for reserve.
Reserve items are removed at the end of each term so that faculty have a chance to re-assess the reserve content for each course. Copyright guidelines require that articles be removed at the end of each term unless permission has been obtained from the publisher to place the article on reserve for multiple terms. Files for scanned items are retained. If you have used an item on reserve in the past, we should have an electronic file stored.
For more information about copyright, see Copyright Resources