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Copyright, Fair Use and Electronic Reserves for Faculty

Information on fair use guidelines and electronic reserves at Gannett Library.

Submitting Materials for Reserve

Request items to be placed on reserve via:

  • email -
  • online form
  • in person at the circulation desk

Please allow 3 days for processing.

Note: The Library is unable to purchase textbooks to be placed on course reserve. However, assigned texts will sometimes be purchased if it fits the Library's collection development criteria.

Book in Library Collection

Search the Library Catalog to see if UC Library owns the item:

  • If so, complete the Place a Course Reserve form.
  • If not, complete the Suggest a Purchase form. A librarian will contact you regarding the suggested purchase.

Personal Copies

Personal Copies of textbooks may be placed on reserve.

Instructor's Editions & Complimentary Copies:
Instructors editions can be placed on reserve if not prohibited by copyright. Complimentary copies from the publisher can generally be placed on reserve.

Limitations: If the phrase "For Review Only" or language containing similar copyright restrictions is present, the library cannot place the book on reserve.

To place personal copies on reserve:

  1. Complete the Place a Course Reserve form and bring your personal copy to the Circulation Desk.
  2. A record is added to the Library Catalog and stickers are attached for retrieval purposes.
  3. You will be contacted at the end of the reserve period about retrieving your personal copy. If you cannot retrieve it from the library, we will return it to your school office. 

Locating Materials on Reserve