Course Reserves are short-term loan items which may include books, articles, videos and other materials that are required for a course by an instructor. The primary function of Course Reserves is to ensure that students and faculty will have timely access to course-related library resources. 

Physical reserve items are housed at the Circulation Desk and are available during library hours. Circulation periods for print reserves may be: 1-hour, 2-hour, Same Day, Overnight, 3-day, 1-week or 2-week, as determined by the course instructor.

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Guidelines for Putting Material on Course Reserve

LCCC Library is committed to complying with all applicable intellectual property laws, and expect faculty to respect copyright. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to determine if the material placed on reserve is in compliance with copyright law. See the Copyright Guide.

Course reserves are permissible when:

  • The item meets the fair use test (Fair Use Worksheet)
  • The item is a supplement to the required course textbooks
  • The item does not carry a copyright
  • The item is in the public domain
  • Your own materials are submitted for reserves

Course reserves are not permissible when:

  • The item does not meet the fair use test guidelines
  • The item supersedes the need for a textbook
  • The item is resubmitted the following semester
  • The item consists of multiple chapters from a book

Materials cannot be accepted when:

  • The item is a consumable (workbooks, coursepack)
  • The item is denied permission by the copyright owner
  • The item is an OhioLINK or InterLibrary loan book
  • The item exhibits fair use abuse (i.e. subsequent semester usage)

How to Submit Course Reserve Materials

  1. Complete the Library Reserve Request Form and return the form with your materials to the Circulation Desk.
  2. Items should be identified in the same manner as on the course syllabus. Students should know specifically what to ask for.