Last Published 9/15/23
Instructors may submit Course Reserves requests online by using the
Course Reserves Form. All personal items placed on Course Reserves must fall within the "
fair use" exemption to U.S. Copyright Law.
Electronic materials (electronic articles, links, e-books, etc.) can be uploaded or linked directly to Canvas without using Course Reserves services. The Academic Technology Center can provide hands-on assistance with Canvas.
Please review our Course Reserves Guidelines for types of materials that may be used.
Requests are filled in the order received. Items will generally become available to students within three business days during non-peak periods. Processing may take longer during the first two weeks of the semester due to the high volume of requests, but instructors will be notified once a request is completed.
Course Reserves materials do not “roll over” or automatically renew between semesters. A new request is required each term to confirm the instructor still wants the item(s) on Course Reserves and that it continues to fall within “fair use”. Items without current requests will be returned to their owners or to the library stacks at the end of each semester.
The Pollak Library is not able to provide copyright clearance at this time. All items placed on Course Reserves must be copyright compliant or meet the "fair use checklist" exemptions.
The following are some examples of what is acceptable for Course Reserves:
What is acceptable:
What is not acceptable:
Items that Do Not meet fair use exemptions must have clearance or written permission before submitting to Course Reserves.
What is Copyright?
Copyright on Campus