Loan Privileges and Placing Materials on Reserve
All faculty may check out books from the main collection for four months (120 days) and the items may be renewed once. Other materials may be checked out as follows unless the item has been renewed by another patron:
|4 Weeks||4 Weeks (no renewals)||3 Days|
|Government Documents||Audiovisual Materials||Periodicals|
The reserve book collection exists to make a small number of materials available to many students within a given period of time. There are three reserve periods - 2 hour, overnight, and 7 day. Overnight reserve materials may be checked out of the library at any time and are due the following day by 8:30 a.m. The library does not provide photocopying of the reserve materials. Any such materials must be provided by the instructor.A minimum of 48 hours is necessary for the processing of reserve materials. They will be processed in the order of their receipt. Please submit your lists of reserves as far in advance of anticipated assignments as possible. Please complete a reserve request form for each class for which you are placing materials on reserve.
Periodical volumes held by the Olson Library will not be placed on reserve.
If the request calls for only one copy to be placed on reserve, the library may accept an entire article, or an entire chapter from a book, or an entire poem. Requests for multiple copies on reserve should meet the following guidelines:
1. No more than a total of nine articles or excerpts from books may be placed on reserve for a single class. For instance, three chapters and six articles may be placed on reserve.
2. No more than one article or chapter by one author may be placed on reserve for a single class.
3. No more than three excerpts or articles from a book or periodical volume may be placed on reserve for a single class.
4. Copies may be placed on reserve for only one semester.
5. Copies may be placed on reserve for only one course, but may be placed on reserve for more than one section of a single course.
6. The material must contain a notice of copyright (see 17 U.S.C. 401). Library staff will stamp materials with this notice.
7. Copies of consumable items such as workbooks, test booklets, etc. may not be placed on reserve. Answer sheets, tests, etc. compiled by the instructor may be placed on reserve.
If you wish to place on reserve materials that do not meet these guidelines, or if you are in doubt as to whether a particular instance of photocopying is fair use, you should seek the publisher’s permission. A complete copy of the Gordon B. Olson Library Policy Concerning Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use can be found in Appendix A at the end of this handbook. This policy contains information about how to request permission from a copyright holder, including a sample letter.