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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.
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.
U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index
U.S. Copyright Office's Fair Use Index, is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The goal of the Index is to make the principles and application of fair use more accessible and understandable to the public by presenting a searchable database of court opinions, including by category and type of use (e.g., music, internet/digitization, parody).