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Library Resources for Faculty

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Place Items on Reserve

Faculty may place course materials on reserve using the Add Items to Reserves Form; please review our Course Reserves policies in the section below. 

Reserves Policy

What can I put on reserve?
  • Instructors may place books, DVDs, and other physical items on course reserve (for the semester) or permanent reserve (for an ongoing period). If the Library does not already own a copy of the item, you may choose to provide a personal copy, or the Library will purchase a copy to place on reserve.
What cannot be placed on reserve?

Because students can easily access the following materials from their permanent Library locations, we do not place on reserve:

  • Reference materials
  • Issues of print periodicals the Library owns

Due to copyright/licensing restrictions, we do not place on reserve:

  • Items acquired via Interlibrary Loan 
  • Instructor's review copies
  • Workbooks
  • Coursepacks
  • Photocopies*

*If you wish to provide access to photocopied portions of copyrighted works or photocopies of your own materials, consider placing these documents in your course module on Blackboard, to limit access to the students who are in your class.  For assistance using Blackboard, please contact  Learning, Innovation & Technology/LIT.


Questions about reserves?

Copyright Notice

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The Schumann Library recognizes that U.S. Copyright Law (as expressed in 17 U.S.C. § 101 ff. and the attendant case law) governs the usage of copyrighted materials, including photocopying or otherwise reproducing a copyrighted original.  Individuals are responsible for the fair use of copyrighted materials placed on reserve with the Library.  For information on copyright, please see our Copyright and Fair Use Guide.

The Library reserves the right to refuse to place on reserve materials which, in the judgment of the Schumann Library staff, violate U.S. Copyright Law.