Copyright concerns are addressed.
Our staff follow the policies set by the University regarding copyright and fair use.
We do the scanning.
Library staff will scan chapters of books or articles for e-reserve, and create links to the Library's online collections.
We'll help you find the items you need for your course.
The Library's collections are available to support your teaching. If the Library doesn't have a particular item that you need for class, in some cases, we can purchase the item specifically for reserves.
Course reserves are high-demand resources assigned for a specific course.
Articles, book chapters, or essays on reserve are available electronically (E-Reserve).
Books, films, music or other items that are not available online are placed physically "on reserve" at the Library. These items are available to students on a short loan (2 hours, 4 hours, or sometimes 24 or 48 hours).
Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves)
Electronic reserves are scanned copies or online documents that have been made available for students registered in a course. Many book chapters and journal articles are available as e-reserves. Most e-reserve items are in PDF format.
Books, films, and other items that cannot be placed on e-reserve are held at the circulation desks of our different campus libraries. Certain policies have been put in place in order to ensure equal access to material for all students in a course.
The Library keeps some books or other print items on reserve year-round, even when they are not requested for a course. The physical reserves policies apply to permanent reserves. Permanent reserves items are not associated to a course, and must be located by searching the Library Catalog. Crerar Library also maintains a list of Core Science Texts on Permanent Reserve, organized by subject. Eckhart Library maintains a similar list of items on Permanent Reserve at Eckhart.