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Library Resources for Faculty: Reserves

Learn what the library has to offer for faculty!

What are reserves?

Faculty can place required reading and required videos on reserve.

For print and DVD items: Students can use these items for 2 hours in the library only.

For electronic reserve items and streaming videos: Students can use these items online any time, any where.

Choose the correct form below based on the item you would like placed on reserve. 

Books and Book Chapters

1. Book Request Form- Use this form to request a book or e-book be placed on reserve for your class. Print books will be available behind the Information Desk. For e-books, a link and password for your class to access the e-book will be emailed to you.

  • Fill out a reserve form at the Information Desk or the online form.
  • If you are putting your own copy of the book on reserve bring it to the Information Desk. 
  • Allow three full days for processing the materials before you expect students to use the material.

2. Book Chapter Request Form Use this form to request a chapter from a book be placed on reserve for your class.  A link and password for your class to access the book chapter will be emailed to you.

  • Fill out the reserve form.
  • If you are putting your own copy of the book chapter on reserve bring it to the Information Desk. 
  • Allow three full days for processing the materials before you expect students to use the material.

Journal Articles and Video/Audio Files

3. Journal Article Request Form -  Use this form to request an article be placed on reserve for your class.  A link and password for your class to access the article will be emailed to you.

  • Fill out the reserve form.
  • If you are putting your own copy of the article on reserve bring it to the Information Desk. 
  • Allow three full days for processing the materials before you expect students to use the material.

4. Video/Audio Request Form Use this form to request a video or audio file be placed on reserve for your class. They can be DVDs, CDs, a link to our streaming video or audio databases, or a file upload.  If if is an electronic copy a link and password for your class to access the video/audio file will be emailed to you.

  • Fill out the reserve form.
  • If you are putting your own copy on reserve bring it to the Information Desk. 
  • Allow three full days for processing the materials before you expect students to use the material.

Things to Note

  • Only required readings or video tapes should be placed on reserve. Space and time limitations preclude placing suggested readings on reserve.
  • Any article requested to be put on reserve that the library does not own, will need to be authorized by the Copyright Clearance Center. A fee may be required to obtain copyright based on your course enrollment. These circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis. 

Copyright Statement

The Jennings Library abides by the US Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17 United States Code) and all items for print or electronic reserve must meet the "Fair Use" guidelines as defined in that act. If you are requesting a personal copy to be placed on reserve it must have been obtained in accordance with legal guidelines. For more information on copyright in teaching see our guide: Library Resources for Faculty: Reserves

Notice of Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.