Reserve materials: Information for faculty
Placing materials on reserve
A wide variety of materials may be placed on reserve at the Lafayette College Libraries including books, videos, DVDs, photocopies, computer discs, and problem sets with solutions. These materials may be personal copies or library copies. Materials owned by other libraries may not be placed on reserve.
To place materials on reserve, you must complete a Course Reserve Book/Media List and/or Photocopy List for each course. (The forms can be filled out online or offline, and either emailed as an attachment to email@example.com or sent via campus mail to Skillman Library.) Materials delivered to the Circulation Desk by 2 p.m. will be placed on reserve by the end of the day. At the beginning of the semester, however, there may be a delay of 24 to 48 hours. You are encouraged to place materials on reserve before the start of the semester. Personal copies placed on reserve will be returned to you at the end of each semester.
Faculty are responsible for complying with copyright law for single or multiple copies of periodical articles and chapters of books. Under the fair use provision, photocopies of these materials may sometimes be made without obtaining permission from the copyright owner.
- Reserve copies should be a small part of the materials required for a course and obtained legally by the faculty member or the library through purchase, license, fair use, etc.
- Reserve copies should include any copyright notice on the original, complete citation and attributions to the source, and a section 108(f)(l) copyright notice.
- Access to copies should be limited to students enrolled in the class and administrative staff as needed. Access will be terminated at the end of the class term.
- Generally the first semester a copy is placed on reserve, permission will not be required unless there is some factor that negates it falling under fair use guidelines. Faculty should seek permission for copies of copyrighted materials that will be used repeatedly by the same instructor for the same class over time. Faculty may seek permission through the The Copyright Clearance Center
- If the original work is placed on reserve (a book or journal issue for example) then copyright permission does not have to be sought.
- Photocopies of entire works and course packs will not be placed on reserve.
If you have further questions about copyright, please refer to the following Web sites: