Course Reserves Policy

Instructors are responsible for determining if their use of copyrighted material falls within fair use, or if they need to obtain permission to use the material. Visit the Copyright webpage for information on how to make this determination.

Responsibility for Copyright Compliance
By submitting a reserve request, the instructor accepts responsibility for copyright compliance. Mabee Library may refuse materials for reserve, or remove materials already on reserve, for legal or administrative concerns. Students are prohibited from making any copies of course reserve materials.

Personal Materials
Instructors sometimes lend the library personal materials for placement on course reserve. While this practice is encouraged, please note that personal books, videos, or photocopied materials may be damaged by heavy use. Library users may fail to return them. Mabee Library cannot replace missing items or repair damaged personal materials.

Reserve Lists
Lists are processed in the order they are received so that all instructors and students are treated equally. Lists may take up to five working days to process per course. Materials not owned by the Library may take two to four weeks to acquire. Items added to a reserve list after the beginning of the semester will generally be processed in three to five working days.

Reserve Period
The Library keeps items on reserve for a semester. At the end of each semester, all course reserve items are returned to the Library collections or to the faculty member.

Course Reserve Loans to Instructors
Any instructor needing to show a course reserve video for classroom use can check it out for up to 24 hours, if not in conflict with an existing reservation for classroom use.

Course Reserve Loans to Students
The check-out period for course reserve materials is limited to two hours.



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