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Reserves - Temporary Guide: Home

This guide lists the items available while the libraries are operating under remote services.

Temporary Reserve Collection

Providing access to course reserves remotely

As part of our transition to a temporary online only environment, students and faculty may now request a digital copy of a chapter or excerpt from some of our high demand reserves textbooks. After submitting a request for a chapter or excerpt, a PDF will be emailed to your college issued email account as soon as the scan is available.

Keep in mind

  • Be realistic in your expectations there are several textbooks that are not in our collection under normal circumstances.  Check the list of available books before making a request.
  • We anticipate a backlog, so be judicious in what you request.  This service is not instant and filling requests will take time. 
  • This electronic reserves service is an extension of a traditional print-based library services and will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, and current copyright law.

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Copyright and Fair Use

Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use.