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Reserves for Faculty

How to place eReserves and give your students access


Copyright Compliance

Refer to the Copyright and Fair Use Guide for information on copyright compliance.

Databases vs. eReserves

The library licenses access to articles in over thirty thousand (30,000) journals. If an article is available in a library database, link directly to the article from your D2L course shell (except for Harvard Business Review articles).

Linking to journal content directly through licensed library databases absolves you of responsibility for copyright compliance for the linked content and absolves the university of potential liability for copyright infringement of that content.

Electronic Reserves (eReserves)

Materials Accepted for eReserves

  • Articles or other content which is unavailable via library databases
  • Articles or other content which are covered under the fair use doctrine and/or the TEACH Act

Materials Not Accepted for eReserves

  • Articles or other content available via direct links into library databases

The library can inform your decision-making to determine applicability of copyright law or fair use, but the final decision on your use of online or scanned resources rests with you.

Reserves Desk

Materials Accepted for Reserves Desk

  • Library-owned items that normally can be charged out, e.g.
    • General Collection books
    • DVDs
    • videocassettes
    • compact discs
    • etc.
  • Books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, etc. supplied by a faculty member

Materials Not Accepted for Reserves Desk

  • Photocopied material that does not comply with copyright guidelines
  • Consumable materials, such as workbooks, exercises, test booklets, etc.
  • Entire issues of a periodical
  • Interlibrary loan items
  • Entire bound volumes of a periodical, unless approved by a Reference Librarian
  • Reference Collection items, unless approved by a Reference Librarian