Course Reserve Request Form
Course Reserves Request
Submit this form to request the Library create a course reserve for your class. Course reserves can be physical items (books, DVDs, or other print materials) held behind the circulation desk in the Library or digital content (eBooks, book chapters, journal articles or other digital items) that can be linked into your Canvas course.
The Library can only provide links to digital items owned or licensed by the Library. If the Library does not have access to the digital items you requested, more time is needed to determine if the Library can purchase the digital item for the Library's collection or for the Library to make a fair use assessment to digitize a portion of a physical copy of the item.
Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to the date needed for class. Only five items may be requested at one time, but you may submit this form as many times as needed.
Kraemer Family Library Course Reserve Policies
All Course Reserve requests must be in compliance with the Fair Use exception provided under copyright law:
Section 107: Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use- Public Law 94-553
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in a particular case is a fair use the factors considered shall include:
- the Purpose and Character of the use, including whether such a use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the Nature of the Copyrighted work;
- the Amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
- the Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The Kraemer Family Library reserves the right to decide if items submitted fall within fair use guidelines. The Course Reserve Manager will contact you if any copyright concerns are noted.