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Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Copyright permission is required to place a print chapter, article, chart, graph, and/or image on reserve in the library. The library will process the copyright permission request with complete citation information for each item being requested. There are no deadlines for placing personal items, such as lecture notes, on reserve.

Deadlines for requesting reserves of book chapters and articles that require copyright permission are:

Semester Deadline
Fall 2nd week of October
Winter Session 2nd week of December
Spring 2nd week of March
Summer Session 2nd week of June

Traditional (print) reserves

Traditional reserves are in paper format. Copyright permission is not required the first time you place an item on traditional reserve.

Copyright permission is required for any subsequent requests to place the same item on reserve. 

Electronic reserves

Electronic reserves are accessible online and are used for electronic materials for which the library does not already have access through one of our databases or eBook collections. Copyright permission is always required for electronic reserves of materials we do not already own or license.

To determine if the library already has access to an electronic item, try one of the following:

If the library does not already have access to the item, follow the steps to request Course Reserves.

Steps for requesting Course Reserves

  1. Submit the item to be placed on reserve to Chad Peters (x8224) in the library or use the appropriate online form linked below, indicating if you would like a traditional or electronic reserve, or both. Please include the course name and section number.
  1. Notification will be emailed as to the status of the reserve, either that it has been placed on reserve or that it is awaiting copyright permission
  2. At the end of the semester, personal materials are sent back to the faculty member via campus mail.


Contact information

Please contact Chad Peters (x8224) if you would like to place an item on reserve or if you have any questions regarding copyright and reserves for an upcoming course.