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What is Course Reserves?

The Reserve Collection is maintained to provide access to specific class-assigned readings and other materials. Materials placed on reserve must support a course currently being offered. To search the course reserves collection use the library's catalog to find materials by course abbreviation and number (EXS 102) or by the class instructor's name.

Subject to appropriate copyright laws, the following items can be placed on reserve:

  • Library material from the open stacks
  • Personal copies of books
  • Journals
  • Newspapers
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Photocopies

The Library reserves the right to apply permanent labels, stamps and other marks to personal copies and photocopies to assist in organizing and controlling the materials.

Each photocopy held on reserve will contain a notice of copyright and the owners (instructors) name. Although the Library will take reasonable safeguards, it is not responsible for theft, damage, or mutilation of personal copies.

Length of Reserve

Copyright restrictions compel the Library to remove reserve materials at the end of each semester. Professors can request materials remain on the reserve list the following semester provided the course is being offered.

Material will remain on reserve for at least three weeks after the end of the semester to allow instructors time to submit new requests. Professors are responsible for picking up all personal materials and photocopies they have placed on reserve at the end of the semester.