Course reserves are items put on reserve by a professor for temporary use usually for a specific current semester course. Such items can then be checked out from the Information Desk for the period of time dictated by the professor’s request.
The purpose of the Course Reserves collection is to provide students access to supplementary course materials assigned by faculty and/or adjunct.
Copyright and Fair Use restrictions apply. Library services will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law.
Copyright Guidelines for Course Reserves are considered in compliance with U.S. Code: Title 17, Section 107 governing Fair Use (see Sec. 107 - Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use below). Specifically, any reproduction — either photocopied or electronic — of copyrighted material that is placed on reserve will conform to the following:
Faculty may place personal or Library materials on reserve for the current semester when a course is taught. Faculty must fill out the Library Reserves Request Form and submit electronically.
For additional information and guidance, please review the Copyright & Fair Use resources provided in collaboration with Widener University and its policies.
Please direct any Reserves questions to Susan Giusti.