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 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.

Copyright compliance

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.

Some Guidelines: