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Library Course Reserves Guidelines

Course Reserve Guidelines for Faculty

For the purpose of securing needed materials for classes, the following guidelines have been instituted.

  1. Faculty may place material (library or personal) on reserve for their students.
  2. Each reserve item must be accompanied by a Reserve Request Form which includes a copyright compliance signature.
    • The Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research explains in detail the rights of copyright holders, which are balanced by limitations on those rights under federal copyright law.
    • The University System of Georgia also provides a checklist to be used to determine whether an intended educational use of copyrighted material is covered by fair use tenets.
  3. Include a complete citation with all reserve items. Please be sure to give your students the same citation to aid in efficiently identifying and locating item(s).
  4. The reserve procedure is automated and items must be processed with a barcode and other identifying stickers. Although these markers are not permanent, there is the possibility of damage to reserve materials. All materials are placed on reserve at the risk of the instructor.
  5. Reserve items are processed as they are received and are usually available within 48 hours of receipt. Requests that are submitted at the start of the semester may take a little longer to process due to volume.
  6. Materials may be placed on reserve with the following checkout options:
    • 2 hour - are due back two hours from the time they are checked out or before the library closes
    • overnight - are due back before closing on the next day the library is open, students are limited to 2 at a time
    • 7 day - are due back before closing 7 days from the day they are checked out, students are limited to 1 at a time
  7. To expedite processing, please send your reserve materials with a signed copy of the request form to the attention of Rhonda Boozer, Reserves Coordinator, via campus mail or drop off in person at the Circulation Desk, lower level.
  8. All items on reserve will be removed at the end of each semester. Personal items will be returned to the faculty member with library material being returned to the shelf.
  9. If you wish to remove an item from reserve prior to the end of the semester, please contact Rhonda Boozer to request the removal of items at least 24 hours in advance. Please include your name, course name and number, item(s) and if you would like to pick them up in person or have them delivered via campus mail. Items that have not been de-processed will not be allowed for pickup.
  10. New paperwork will need to be filled out each semester even if you want the same items to remain on reserve for sequential semesters due to copyright compliance.

Reserves Coordinator

Rhonda Boozer (678) 466-4329