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Course Reserves and E-Reserves

Course Reserves: What they are, how to put items on course reserve, and how to access items on course reserve.

What are E-Reserves?

Like traditional course reserves, e-reserves are materials that are provided by course professors / instructors for use in their classes. These materials, however, are accessible from off campus, and are generally scans of book chapters (downloadable in PDF), permanent links to articles in our databases, and links to other online resources such as films.

E-Reserves - Info For Students

E-reserves are accessible from off campus, either by downloading a file or using a permanent link to a database article or other online resource. As such, e-reserves do not need to be "returned," and are accessible by more than one person simultaneously. 

E-Reserves - Info for Faculty

The Library Learning Commons is pleased to now offer e-reserves in addition to our print reserves.  In addition to the Course Reserves housed physically in the Library Learning Commons at the Circulation desk, we offer electronic reserves for certain materials. Limited amounts of a copyright-protected work may be reproduced as an e-reserve. E-reserves service is an extension of traditional print-based library services and will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law.

What type of material can be made available as an E-Reserve?

  • Book Selections
    • As a general rule, two chapters per book or up to 15% of a book's page count may be scanned for this purpose, whichever is greater.
  • Journal Articles 
    • As a general rule no more than two articles from any single issue of a journal or magazine can be posted on electronic reserve over the course of a semester.
  • Full-text Articles
    • We can create durable links to full-text articles available through most, but not all, of the Libraries' licensed databases. 

See the link below to download the full policy and procedure for placing material on course reserve and e-reserve.