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Reserves and eReserves Policies

  1. Entire books, any item with more than 30 pages, or any item containing more than 10% of the total source material will be placed on print reserves. Items with fewer than 10% of the total source material and/or items with fewer than 30 pages are eligible to be placed on electronic reserves.
  2. Faculty may provide either electronic or print copies of the items they wish to place on reserve. For print copies, faculty must provide the library with photocopied pages of the cover, copyright information page, and pages they wish scanned in a way that meets the following guidelines:
    • Provide a clean, sharp copy of the material.
    • Single-sided copy only
    • Do not reduce the photocopy or provide copies that have been underlined or highlighted.
    • Use 8 ½ x 11-inch white paper , with black ink and at least a ½ inch margin on all sides. Please make sure your copy does not have a black border.
    • The title page and copyright information page (where can I find this?) of the book or journal in which the material you are submitting is located.
    • For handwritten notes, please be aware that lightly written or second-generation copies do not scan well.
  3. Items placed on e-reserves are removed at the end of each semester. If faculty wish to use the same item on multiple semesters, they must re-submit the item for each semester they wish to use it.
  4. At this time, we can only place text documents, PDF files, or HTML pages on the library's e-reserves system.
  5. Faculty must submit materials at least two weeks before they are needed for student use. (e.g. if the assignment using the materials is scheduled for October 26 th , your e-reserves request must be submitted by October 12 th .)
  6. If the library does not own the item you are placing on e-reserves, we will attempt to acquire copyright clearance for you. If you have already received copyright clearance, or if you own the copyright for the item, please contact the reserves librarian directly at extension 3407. If we cannot get copyright clearance for the item, you can place a special order here: URL
  7. You may place up to a total of fifteen items on e-reserves and print reserves per course per semester. (i.e. any combination of e-reserves and print reserves items up to a total of 15. You may not place 15 items on e-reserves and a further 15 on print reserves.)