Course Reserve provides no-cost access to course material, potentially reducing the financial burden for students. Instructors are encouraged to utilize course reserve for both required and supplemental materials.
Course materials are held on reserve at the Circulation Desk for the semester. During the semester students may borrow materials for limited time periods as determined by the instructor. Both library and instructor-owned materials may be placed on course reserve. All items are removed from course reserve at the end of the semester. Instructor-supplied material will be returned through campus mail, unless other arrangements are made.
Instructors are encouraged to use their Canvas course site to share online content (ebooks, articles, etc.) with their students. Library staff are available to assist with any copyright or access concerns. Email email@example.com for assistance.
To place materials on course reserve:
1. Complete and submit the online Course Reserve Request form.
2. Print and manually complete the Course Reserve Request form. Bring or send the completed form and your materials to theCirculation Desk.
To ensure materials are available on the first day of classes, instructors are encouraged to submit requests no later than one week prior to the start of classes.
Course Reserve is a collection of physical course materials made available to students for the duration of their courses. Course reserve may provide more equitable access to instruction materials for students.
The library will accept requests from Michigan Tech instructors for physical library or instructor owned course materials. In certain circumstances, materials from the library’s collections may be placed onto course reserve. Instructors will be notified of this action.
Instructors are responsible for supplying the library with sufficient information via a Course Reserve Request form to ensure timely materials processing and the safe return of instructor owned materials.
All items are removed from course reserve at the conclusion of the course, unless the instructor makes other arrangements with the library.
Placing reproductions of journal articles, book chapters, reports, etc., onto course reserve may require copyright permission.The library can provide information about U. S. copyright laws or applicable university policies. Upon request, the library will assist in obtaining copyright permissions, but copyright compliance is the responsibility of the instructor. The library will not knowingly place material on course reserve which violates U.S. copyright laws and/or university policies pertaining to copyright.
The library will be responsible for the replacement of instructors’ materials in the event of loss or damage while on course reserve. Instructors may request that library staff place anti-theft devices into their personal materials with the understanding that these devices are permanent.