The library offers print and electronic course readings to support instruction and research.

Print Reserves

Books and DVDs are placed on reserve at the library’s front desk at the request of faculty and removed at the end of each academic semester. Loan periods are set by instructors as three, 24, or 72 hours.

Electronic Reserves

Articles and book chapters are on electronic reserve for individual courses and may be accessed by currently enrolled students. All e-reserve readings are password protected.

Copyright Guidelines

Copyright and fair use guidelines for photocopying, scanning, classroom handouts, and course reserves.

For Faculty

Faculty may submit print or digital copies of articles for eReserve. Please allow one week for processing of electronic reserves, especially in the first two weeks of each semester.

  • The library staff do not provide copying or book scanning services.

  • Print copies must be clearly legible.

  • Digital copies may be submitted via email as PDF attachments or on a USB flash drive.

  • All articles and book chapters must have the citation clearly noted on the first page—a book chapter should have editor’s name, book title, and year of publication and an article should have journal title, volume and issue, and/or date.


Because of copyright restrictions, electronic reserve readings are password protected. Each course with eReserve readings will be assigned a password. We will email the password to you so that you can give it to your students.

Deactivating eReserve

After a course has ended, eReserve readings will be deactivated. When you would like them to be available for another course, please notify us and we will reactivate them. Any original copies can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. If you would prefer that we send them to your office, please notify us.