All materials placed on Reserve at the Library cannot be taken out of Library.
All faculty-supplied photocopies must include a complete citation for the work from which the copy was made, including a photocopy of the source's title page and copyright page. Photocopied materials will be stamped with the required warning notice of copyright. Faculty who place their personal copies of books or other materials on reserve do so at their own risk. Personal copies should be identified as such. Library bar codes and reserve labels will be attached to all personal copies.
Special arrangements must be made with the Library staff to place multiple copies of photocopied materials on Reserve. For more information about copyright and Reserve, please visit the reserves section of our site.
Withdrawal of Materials.
Library books are automatically taken off of Reserve at the end of the term, and must be requested again for further Reserve use. Personal copies must be picked up from the Library. Please contact Kent Gardiner at 305 237-4196 with any questions you may have about placing materials on reserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should Reserve be used?
- If you are teaching a class of more than a couple of students, and you'd like the students to be able to share a copy of a text or other class material, then Reserve is the place for you. Very popular for "recommended-but-not-required" course readings.
What sort of materials can I put on Reserve?
- A library copy of a book.
- Your own personal copy of a book. (Please write your full name inside of the book in order to insure its prompt return. )
- A photocopy of an article from a journal. A full source citation must be presented, including copies of the title page and the copyright page.
- A photocopy of a single chapter from a book. Before you put a photocopy of a book chapter on Reserve, consider putting the book itself on Reserve; in any event, the Reserve Room will not put photocopies of a library book on Reserve if we can access the book instead.
How many copies of a reading should I put on Reserve?
- One copy of a title can easily serve well over fifty students in normal circumstances. Provisions can be made if there is reason to believe that one copy will not serve the class.
How many readings may I put on Reserve?
- You may put up to 20 items on Reserve.
What are the copyright restrictions for Items on Reserves?
- The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
- This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that order would involve violation of the law.
What is "Fair use" in Reserve materials"?
- Fair use" for teaching purposes means that, from each single source-
- only one copy
- of one chapter or article
- to be used for only the length of one academic semester may be used without having to request permission