Instructors may submit materials for course reserve in the library. Course reserve allows equitable access to print course materials and may help reduce costs to students.
Library staff will hold print, A/V and other physical materials on course reserve at the Library Service Center. 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. Instructors are encouraged to place a copy of their textbook(s) on course reserve when possible. Instructor-supplied material will be returned at the end of the semester.
Instructors wishing to electronically share content with their students are encouraged to do so through their Canvas course site. Library staff are available to assist with any copyright or access concerns instructors may have. Instructors who do not have a Canvas course site may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for other options.
To place materials on course reserve:
- Fill out the online Course Reserve Request form.
- Print and manually complete the Course Reserve Request Form.
- Bring or send the completed Reserve Form and your materials to the Library Service Center on the first floor.
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 materials must comply with the U.S. copyright laws and university policies. The library will not knowingly place material on course reserve which violates the U.S. copyright law and/or university policies pertaining to copyright.
In some cases, copyright permission may be required in order to place copies of protected material on print or electronic course reserve. While the library can provide assistance in locating information about copyright or obtaining copyright permissions, ultimately copyright compliance is the responsibility of the instructor.
The library will be responsible for the replacement of instructors’ materials in the event of loss or damage while on course reserve. To protect course materials, the library will place anti-theft devices into all physical materials placed on course reserve, including instructor owned items.