Course Reserve Information for Faculty

Course reserves are managed by the Access Services department. We provide two reserve management options.

  • Print reserves – books, media and  photocopies

  • Electronic reserves (Ares) – full-text journal articles, links to streaming media and Microsoft Office documents

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing for all reserve materials.

What should you bring with you to the library for reserve requests?

Print Reserves

  • Syllabus/Class Assignment page

  • List of library materials you want added

  • Any personal items (books, media and photocopies) to add to your list

Electronic Reserves

  • Syllabus/Class Assignment page

  • Original sources for readings

  • If bringing the reading in photocopy format, we need the Title and Copyright pages

  • Any citations for journal articles


For more information please contact:


Joyce Vacchi, Circulation Assistant
Circulation desk

E-mail: Joyce Vacchi

Jennifer Connelly, Circulation Assistant
Circulation desk 

E-mail: Jennifer Connelly

For Subject Areas:


American Studies



Business Administration


Cinema Studies


Computer Science

Criminal Justice




Environmental Studies

Foreign Languages

Gender Studies

Health Care Admin.


Visual & Performance Arts

For Subject Areas:

History & Phil. Of Science


Interdept. Studies

Interdisc. Studies

International Studies

Irish Studies



Middle-East. Studies

Military Science




Political Science


Public Administration

Religious Studies





To order materials the library does not own for either reserve option, please contact:

The Library Collections Group at

Copyright for Reserves

Paper and hard copy reserves: the library will put books, videos, sound recordings and articles on reserve, following fair use guidelines. When it is determined that a reserve request exceeds fair use, the library will seek permission from the copyright owner.

Electronic: The library follows the fair use guidelines for electronic reserves and requests permission from the copyright owner if putting the item on reserve would exceed fair use.

(a) Faculty should provide hard copy or full citations and include the original copyright notice and attribution;

(b) For material from books or hard copy journals where no electronic version is owned, we will scan articles or chapters following the fair use guidelines;

(c) We will seek permission if the amount of material being posted would exceed fair use.

(d) The library may refuse to post material if in our judgment it would exceed fair use and we are unable to obtain permission from the copyright holder. In such cases, the library will place the original book, DVD/video or journal on reserve.

Copyright Policy Committee
February 2008

If you have any questions regarding copyright, please contact the Access Services Dept. at 508-565-1313