in the Library
- During library hours, reserve items must be used in the library
for 2 hour check out periods.
- Students may check out most reserve books within the last 30
minutes before closing time; they must be returned by 9:45 A.M.
the next day the Library is open.
- A faculty member placing reserves may stipulate that the material
not be removed from the Library at any time. Permission for an exception,
for overnight use of such material, must come from the faculty member;
library staff cannot grant it. The faculty member may stipulate
a longer borrowing period, depending upon the use of the material.
Library guidelines for electronic
reserve reading services are derived from the fair use provisions
of United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of
the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of multiple copies
for classroom use.
- All use of materials placed on electronic reserves will be at
the initiative of faculty solely for the non-commercial, educational
usage of students.
- Whenever possible, the library will purchase materials to be
copied or scanned for electronic reserves.
- Longer works, such as complete books, will not be copied for
electronic reserve service.
- There will be no charge for access; the charge for copies made
by students will be limited to the nominal cost of photocopies or
- Copyright notice will appear on screen in the online reserve
system and on copies made of reserve readings to indicate that copyright
law may cover materials.
- Access to electronic materials on reserve requires a password
to assure that only students in a class have access to the reserve
materials for that course. Exceptions are freely available
- Copyrighted materials used for consecutive terms may require
the permission of the copyright holder.
- The library will follow the principles of Fair Use when placing
materials on reserve.
The electronic copying and
scanning of copyright-protected works for library reserve service
are unsettled areas of the law which may be addressed by the Supreme
Court or in future revisions of the copyright law. The Library will
continually monitor legal developments, which may affect the fair
use analysis of electronic reserve services to ensure that library
services are in compliance with the letter and spirit of the United
States Copyright Law.
Notwithstanding the provisions
of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including
such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other
means specified in 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 any particular case is a fair use the factors
to be considered shall include:
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such 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; and
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value
of the copyrighted work.