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Reserve Materials

Reserve Materials Policy

The Collection
The purpose of the reserve collection is to allow instructors to provide constant but limited access to required and recommended materials related to instruction. Items of high value and/or high risk of theft are also kept in the Reserve collection at the discretion of the Library staff.  A list of all Reserve items is available at the Circulation Desk.

Borrowing Reserve Materials
Reserve materials circulate for use in the Library only, unless otherwise indicated by the instructor. Reserve materials are to be signed out at the circulation desk. A photocopy machine is available to students for ten cents per page. Faculty may use the photocopy machine in the Library workroom with their departmental access code.

Returning Reserve Materials
Reserve materials must be returned to the circulation desk. Any materials not returned by closing of the Library will be noted and the instructor placing the material on Reserve will be notified.

Placing Materials on Reserve
Faculty will be asked to fill out a Reserve Materials Request form when placing materials on reserve. Material should be submitted at least five working days before the material will be needed. Faculty should be aware that personal items might sustain damage or loss beyond the control of the Library staff.

Materials Which Cannot Be Placed on Reserve
Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan, checked out from another library, or rented from a retail video store will not be placed on Reserve under any circumstances.

Removing Items from Reserve
All materials will be removed from the Reserve collection at the end of the semester or session (after the last day of finals) unless another removal date is specified. Personal copies of photocopied articles and books can not remain on Reserve for more than one semester, unless the owner of the material obtains written permission from the owner of the copyright or a copy of the material can be obtained to add to the Library's permanent collection. Only those materials within copyright compliance can remain on Reserve indefinitely.

Copyright Restrictions for Reserve
Photocopies placed on Reserve must include publication information (author, title, year) and will be stamped with the Library's copyright stamp:

This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 US Code).

Book chapters must include the title and author(s) of the chapter as well as the title and author(s) of the book. Library-owned materials placed on Reserve can remain on Reserve for an unlimited time, but personal copies of articles or books must be removed after one semester, unless written permission is obtained from the owner of the copyright or a copy of the material can be obtained to add to the Library's permanent collection.