SUBJECT: LIBRARY RESERVE POLICIES
Issued by: Ellen Chamberlain, Director
of the Libraries
The purpose of course reserves is to
provide students access to supplementary course materials assigned by
faculty. Reserve materials may include:
- Regular Reserves -- the portion of the
course reserves available for physical check-out; and
- Electronic Reserves – the portion of
course reserves available in electronic format via Blackboard.
Loan Periods for Regular Reserves are specified by the
instructor and may be limited to:
- Library Use Only -- items must be used
within the library and for a period not to exceed two hours.
- One Day Loan – items may be checked out
of the library at any time and returned the following day that the library
is open for business.
- Two, Three, Four Day or One, Two Week
Loans – items may be checked out of the library for the length of time
Required course materials for limited
circulation are placed on reserve upon request of the faculty member. Forms
for placing material on reserve are located on the library web page.
USCB library staff will determine whether
material requires copyright permission. Under "Fair Use"
guidelines, copyrighted material can be used as Regular Reserves, without permission
of the publisher, for one semester only. Permission from the
publisher will be required for any subsequent uses of the material.
Copyrighted material may be used as Electronic Reserves without permission of
the publisher as long as it is owned by the library.
If the library does not own a desired
book, the faculty member may request a “rush” order to be placed for
acquisition. Two to six weeks may be needed for this process. Interlibrary
loan materials may not be used for Reserve.
- Personal copies of books or other
The library will
take all normal precautions for the safety of personal items but cannot be
responsible for abuse or loss of materials by students.
- Photocopies that do not meet “Fair Use”
- Interlibrary loan books
- Rental materials
- Reference books (except with the Library
- Bound or current periodicals (except with
the Library Director’s approval)
All materials will be removed from Reserve
at the end of each semester. Renewal for the following semester must be
requested prior to the end of the course. If needed, the library will
secure copyright permission for these materials. Library material not renewed will be
returned to the stacks. Items owned by faculty will be returned to the
The overdue charge for “in-library use
only” reserve items is 25 cents per minute; for “overnight” or longer, the
charge is 25 cents per day. There is no grace period for Reserves.
Policy approved by the Faculty Library
Policy approved by the Chancellor’s
Last modified Thursday August 24, 2006