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Course Reserve Services for Faculty

The Library can work with you to offer Course & E-Reserves to your students. Here's how.

Reserves & Copyright

The Copyright Revision Act of 1976 requires us to follow these procedures:

  1. Any original book that has been purchased by the F.D. Bluford Library or the course instructor may be placed on reserve without regard to copyright.
  2. An item with expired copyright or any publication of the federal government may be copied without restriction.
  3. A maximum of three (3) copies of any item may be placed on reserve. Photocopies will stay on active reserve for only one term (semester or summer session). Copies supplied by faculty will be returned to them.
  4. Copies are made for only one (1) course.
  5. Not more than one (1) poem, article, story, essay or two (2) excerpts may be copied from one author per term (semester or summer session).
  6. Not more than three (3) poems, articles, stories, essays or may be copied from one collective work or periodical volume per term (semester or summer session).
  7. Not more than nine (9) instances of multiple copying per course per term (semester or summer session).
  8. When the instructor wishes to use the same materials repeatedly for the same course, signed compliance statements for each source from the publisher must be supplied again with the items.
  9. It is the instructor's responsibility to obtain permission from copyright owners when needed for photocopies supplied and appropriate citations and attributions to the source(s) must be included.
  10. The effect of photocopying the material for reserve should not be detrimental to the market value of the work. (In other words, the library should own or purchase a copy of the work if it is in print and available for purchase).
  11. Commercially produced and bound photocopies will not be placed on reserve unless accompanied by a letter from the publisher granting permission for its use.

Copyright Restrictions

Under certain conditions specified in the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code), libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research, and that only one copy be provided for scholarly purposes unless copyright fees are paid.

Deadlines

To ensure timely, accurate processing, and to secure copyright clearance for your requests, please submit all your reserve materials by these deadlines:

  • Fall semester: August 1st
  • Spring semester: December 1st
  • Summer sessions: May 1st

Forms

(MS Word .docx format)

Physical Materials on Reserve

Processing time takes at least 1-2 days to place physical items on reserve. Please submit your items following these guidelines and the proper forms completely and accurately filled-out to ensure items are available to your students in a timely manner.

What May I Place on Reserve?

Allowed

  • Books (Library-owned or your personal copy)
  • Copyrighted Photocopies (Library-owned or your personal copy)
  • Non-copyrighted Photocopies (Instructor notes, tests, quizzes, etc.)
  • CD-ROMs
  • Audio CDs
  • Videos/DVDs
  • Floppy Disks

Not Allowed

  • Periodicals (journals, newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  • Reference material
  • Books obtained via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Course Packs

Loan Periods

You can choose from four different loan periods for physical items you place on reserve:

Reserve Type Loan Period Late Fines Can Be Taken Outside the Library?
Closed 2 hours $.50/hour No
Overnight 24 hours $.50/hour Yes
Three-Day 3 days $.50/day Yes
One-Week 7 days $.50/day Yes

Submitting a Reserve Request

  1. Fill out a Reserve Reading List Form (MS Word .docx). You will need correct bibliographic information, including the complete title of the item(s), the loan period(s) desired, and (in the case of books from the Library's stacks) their Call Number(s).
    Please make sure that you use the exact same title(s) on this form as well as your syllabus to help students find these materials quickly.
  2. If you are placing photocopied items on reserve, you will need to:
    1. Complete a Copyright Certification Form (MS Word .docx). To ensure prompt availability, properly identify the reproduced material(s) including the author's name, title of work, and title of the source (including volume number, if any).
    2. If you are placing more than 10 photocopied items on reserve, you will need to provide additional folders as the library can only supply 10. Failure to supply the additional folders will prevent the items from being available to students.
  3. If you are placing books on reserve that are from the Library's stacks, you must pull these books yourself. If the books are not on the shelf (i.e. checked out or missing), please advise the Access Services staff (336.285.4164, circ@ncat.edu) so we can assist you.

Offering E-Reserves

E-Reserves (Electronic Reserves) are photocopied reserves that are scanned and made available electronically through our catalog.

Examples include journal articles, exams, and course notes.

Submitting an E-Reserve Request

Follow the procedures for submitting a photocopied item:

  1. Fill out a Reserve Reading List Form (MS Word .docx). You will need correct bibliographic information, including the complete title of the item(s).
    Please make sure that you use the exact same title(s) on this form as well as your syllabus to help students find these materials quickly.
  2. Complete a Copyright Certification Form (MS Word .docx). To ensure prompt availability, properly identify the reproduced material(s) including the author's name, title of work, and title of the source (including volume number, if any).

Please keep the following in mind when submitting E-Reserves:

  • Make sure clean 8.5 x 11" copies are submitted for the best scanning results.
  • Make sure the copies are single-sided.
  • If a reading is from two different sources, it must be divided into two separate E-Reserve items.
  • Complete books or journals are not allowed to be scanned for E-Reserves.
  • Refer to the students' section on E-Reserves for instructions on how to access E-Reserves.

Need Help?

Contact Access Services, located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library, for assistance:

Removing Materials from Reserve

To remove or cancel materials on reserve, a Reserve Release Form (MS Word .docx) must be properly completed and submitted (you will need your Banner ID# for the form). Without the proper completion of this form, the Library will not remove the items from reserve.

End of Semester/Continuing Reserves

When you have items currently on reserve, we will send you a packet within 30 days of the end of that semester. The packet includes a printout of all your current reserve materials and copies of the relevant forms should you wish to continue offering the same reserves for the next semester. Return the completed packet to Access Services indicating the items you wish to keep on or remove from reserve.

Fall Semester Hours

(Weds., Aug. 20th through Friday, Dec. 12th, 2014)

Sunday 2pm+ (start 24hrs)
Monday–Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open until 8pm
Saturday 10am-7pm

Library Math Emporium will open in early Sept.
Use the main Math Emporium,
301 Academic Classroom Building
Open 6-9pm Mon.-Thurs.

Upcoming Events
Closing - Sunday, Aug. 31st at Midnight Aug 31, 2014 11:55 PM
Closed - Monday, Sept. 1st (Labor Day) Sep 01, 2014 12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Workshop: Library Research 101 (Tue. 09-02-2014 @ 11am) Sep 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Workshop: Copyright or Copywrong? (Wed. 09-10-2014 @ 2pm) Sep 10, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Workshop: Grant Search Tools, COS Pivot & SPIN (Thu. 09-18-2014 @ 3pm) Sep 18, 2014 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
Upcoming events…

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