Course Reserves Policy

Electronic Course Reserves Policy


Electronic Course Reserves allows you to provide the following materials to your class through links placed in your Canvas course. 

  • Book chapter or small excerpt(s) from a book

  • Journal Articles

  • eBooks

  • A short story, essay, or short poem

  • A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper

  • Streaming media (digitized materials or items on streaming platforms provided by the Library)


General Guidelines for Reserves

  • The library adheres to the Copyright Compliance in the Use of Library Materials and the materials placed on reserve will meet U.S. Copyright Law.

  • Items may be placed on course reserve for no more than two consecutive semesters.  In the case of students with an incomplete grade the instructor must notify the circulation staff to extend access to those needed course materials.

  • If multiple chapters of a book or multiple articles from a journal title are needed for one course, obtaining copyright permission is required. 

  • At the end of the semester, all material on electronic reserve will be removed unless it does not fall under copyright restrictions or permission has been granted by the publisher.