Kirkland Campus faculty can have the library set aside books and other physical items for use by students in their classes.
What can be placed on reserve?
- Library owned books
- Personal copies of books
- Photocopied materials
- Study guides
Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan or which you have personally checked out from other Libraries may not be placed on reserve.
The library no longer provides article reserves. Please upload articles to the Discovery site for your class or include a link to the article on the library website.
When to place materials on reserve?
- If you give an assignment where students must choose an essay or chapter from a particular book or set of books.
- If you require students to prepare a paper or presentation on the same topic, and Hurst Library has a limited number of books on that particular topic.
- If your class requires students to read a specific book or to select from a list of books, please place those books on reserve prior to the assignment.
- If you want students to read one chapter or less from a book, please scan the section and place it on your Discovery class site. (See the Copyright section at the bottom of the page.)
What about photocopied materials?
In order to comply with copyright law (section 107 and 108 of PL95-553), permission from the publisher must be obtained for the following reserve materials:
- Use of photocopied material for more than one semester.
- Photocopying an author’s entire work.
- Copying more than one article of a copyrighted collection or periodical issue.
What about copyright?
- The Reserve Policy page has full information on copyright compliance.
- According to copyright guidelines it is acceptable to place a copy of an article on reserve for one semester. Copyright permission must be obtained to keep items on reserve more than one semester. Provide the Library with the copyright permission verification before the materials are put on reserve for a second time.
- By submitting this form you certify that the above listed materials to be placed on reserve are not copyrighted or comply with federal copyright laws for Library reserve use or permission has been granted.
How long will it take?
Please allow 48 hours for processing your request. All items will be entered into our online catalog and can be searched for by instructor, course code, author, and title. We will e-mail you when the materials you requested are ready to be checked out.
If you have questions, please contact: