Salisbury University faculty may submit materials to be placed
on course reserve for the current or upcoming semester. A
reserve request form needs to be submitted
for each item to be placed on reserve. Only the faculty member
teaching the course may submit course reserve requests.
Upon receiving a request, Access Services staff will begin to
process the order and seek copyright permissions, if needed.
Complete bibliographic information for any request is required
to facilitate the process and ensure that staff is seeking
permissions for the correct item. Any incomplete fields on the
request forms will delay processing.
Quick Guide: Course Reserves Policies & Procedures
Reserve items should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the
beginning of the semester to ensure adequate time to process
items and secure copyright clearance as needed.
Items are processed in the order requests are received, with
additional priority given in the following order: (1) off-campus
online courses, (2) off-campus hybrid courses, and (3) on campus
face-to-face courses. All attempts are made to process materials
Items placed on
e-Reserve will be password protected. After materials are
processed, Access Services staff will e-mail faculty a password
for each course. Only faculty
teaching courses with assigned online materials may distribute
passwords to students. Faculty may not distribute passwords to
any person not enrolled in the course.
Faculty may either submit the online request
form(s) and attach the article(s) or chapter(s), or print the
PDF form(s) and return the completed form(s) to the Circulation
Desk with the reserve item(s).*
Books & Media Reserve Request Form:
PDF format or
Online Submission (SU login required) Articles &
Chapters Reserve Request Form:
PDF format or
Online Submission (SU login required)
Note: Click here for detailed instructions on filling out the
request forms. If this is the first time you are submitting
reserve items, it may be beneficial to setup an appointment with
Michael English (phone: 410-677-0131) to discuss procedures and
* Please keep in mind when submitting items to be placed on
e-Reserve that e-Reserves are typically limited to 1 or 2
chapters from a specific book or 1 journal article from a
specific journal. Also, if you submit a paper copy of an item,
please help us process requests faster by making clean,
single-sided copies with no staples.
Please note that papers or projects authored by students may be
placed on reserve only if accompanied by a
Blackwell Library determines the need to obtain copyright
permissions for items placed on reserve based on our analysis of
Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Libraries
published by the United State Copyright Office, the
Guidelines for Classroom Copying of Books and Periodicals
agreed upon by the Association of American Publishers and the
Author's League of America, and the
Millennium Copyright Act 1998.
Should permission be required for an item, Blackwell Library
will seek to obtain permissions and will pay applicable
licensing fees as the library's budget allows. If the cost is
deemed unreasonable or excessive for a
particular item, the library will notify the faculty member
requesting the item and will seek out any possible alternative
To ensure sufficient time for course reserve staff to process
reserves and obtain copyright permissions, all reserve requests
should be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the
semester. Reserves will be processed in the order they are
For more information on copyright, see the
Blackwell Library Copyright
for Filling Out the Blackwell Library Request Form
(instructions may also be used for Book and Media Request Form):
Directory information is automatically supplied with your SU login.
If you find an error in your information, submit corrected information
Directory Listing Change'
and proceed with the request.
Please choose the appropriate
semester for the item to be placed on reserve. Please note that
a new form must be filled out even if an item was on reserve in
a previous semester so that e-Reserves staff can make certain
that all necessary copyright permissions are obtained.
Please enter the course name as listed in the course
catalog, e.g., 'Intermediate Accounting II'.
Please list both the
department code and course number, e.g.,
Estimated Class Size*
Please list the estimated class size for each section.
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Choose an item format. The following types of
item formats may be placed on e-Reserves:
- Book Chapter
A chapter or essay from a book; amount put on reserve cannot exceed
approximately 15 percent of the entire work.
An article from an academic journal; e-Reserves can also supply a direct link to
articles in any of Blackwell's
online databases (except
for articles from the Harvard Business Review).
- Professor Authored
Course syllabi, class lecture notes, exam copies, or other course
material authored by the professor
- Student Sample Paper/Project
Any work authored by a student; a signed
student permission form
must be included with the e-Reserve
Date to Put Item on Reserve*
Please enter the start date you would like for the
item to be put on reserve (typically the first
day of classes).
Volume # / Issue #*
Please enter both the volume and issue numbers (for
Journal / Book Title*
If the item is an article, enter the journal, magazine, or newspaper
title the article was taken from.
If the item is a book chapter, enter the title of the book versus the
title of the chapter.
Article / Chapter Title*
Enter the article or chapter title. If there is
no chapter title, simply enter the chapter number.
Article / Chapter Author(s)*
Enter the author(s) of the article or, in the
case of a book, enter the author(s) of the individual chapter.
If the item is a book chapter, enter the year the book was
If the item is an article, enter year of publication.
Please enter the page numbers of the chapter or
article, e.g., 21-37.
For a book chapter, please enter the ISBN of the book from which
the chapter was taken; for a journal article, please enter the
ISSN of the journal from which the article was taken.
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If you have an electronic file of the item(s), please attach to the
form before sending.
Click the send button after you enter each item. The following
confirmation will appear:
Thank you for submitting the requested item to e-Reserves for processing!
If you made a mistake, please resubmit your item.
- Submit another item. Library Home.
Michael English, Access Services Librarian
firstname.lastname@example.org | 410-677-0131
Sharon Payne, Head of Circulation
email@example.com | 410-546-2642