Course Reserves 

Course Reserves are supplemental materials provided by faculty or pulled from the library stacks in support of course curricula.  These items are identified as high-demand, separated from the general collection, and circulated with restricted terms of use.  

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You can search for items on Course Reserves by title of item, ISBN, or course code.



Course Reserves Request (Instructor Use Only)

Instructor Information

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” exemptions of the U.S. Copyright Law.  For the convenience of your students, please link Course Reserves to your TITANium.  Electronic materials (electronic articles, links, e-books, etc.) can be uploaded or linked directly to TITANium without using Course Reserves services.  The Academic Technology Center can provide hands-on assistance on uploading or posting  materials to TITANium.  


Course Reserves Guidelines

Please review our "What is acceptable" list for the types of material that may be placed on Course Reserves.  Items will generally become available to students within three business days during non-peak periods.  

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”.  Expired items will be returned to their owners or to the library stacks at the end of each semester.

Copyright and Fair Use – 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” provision of U.S. Copyright Law (Fair Use Checklist).  



How do I find out what I currently have on Course Reserves?

You may click on the link below and search by your last name to see what you currently have on your CR list.

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What if I want to use the same item(s) from previous semester?

Once you have determined that an item has met the fair use exemptions, you can submit a new request for that item.

Copyright and Fair Use - The Pollak Library cannot provide copyright clearance at this time.  Therefore, all items placed on Course Reserves must fall within the fair use exemptions of  U.S. Copyright Law.

For your convenience, we have included a list of what can be placed on Course Reserves: 

What is acceptable:

  • Most library-owned items (books, DVDs, etc.).
  • Items personally owned by the instructor.
  • Copies of materials created by the instructor (homework assignments, sample exams, etc.).
  • Short clips of audiovisual media intended as samples.
  • Government publications.

What is not acceptable:

  • Course packs or readers.
  • Complete or substantial reproductions of works outside the public domain (without consent of the copyright holder).
  • Materials owned by other libraries.


  How do I submit a Course Reserves request ?

            Once you have determined that an item has met the fair use exemptions, you can submit a request for that item.

Go to Pollak Library > Services > Faculty > Place Item on Course Reserves

  • One request per course (good for all sections taught by the same instructor).
  • One request per item (good for all copies of the same title).

Instructors can also use the “notes” field on the form for additional comments and/or instructions.


New at the Pollak Library :

Kanopy Streaming On demand streaming service for educational institutions.

  •  Enter “Kanopy” in OneSearch at the library’s homepage to see a list of movies available for streaming.

 E-Textbooks – digital textbooks purchased by the library.


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