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Course Reserve Information for Faculty

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General Guidelines

Submission Deadline

Password Protection

Submitting Materials

Copyright Information

Primary Contacts

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General Guidelines

Salisbury University faculty may submit materials to be placed on course reserve for the current or upcoming semester. A reserve request form (available below) 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.

Submission Deadline

Reserve items should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure adequate time to process items and secure copyright clearance as needed.  When classes are in session, please allow at least 3 business days for processing of reserve requests.

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 promptly.

Password Protection

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.  

Submitting Materials

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 Library Service 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)

* 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. 

Please note that papers or projects authored by students may be placed on reserve only if accompanied by a Student Copyright Permission Form.

Library staff determine the need to obtain copyright permissions for items placed on reserve based on our analysis of Circular 21: Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Libraries, published by the United State Copyright Office, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998.

Should permission be required for an item, library staff 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 solutions.

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. When classes are in session, please allow at least 3 business days for processing of reserve requests. Reserves will be processed in the order they are received.

For more information on copyright, see the Library Copyright page.

e-Reserves Copyright Notice 

Primary Contacts

Cassy Lewis, Reserves Assistant | 410-548-9184

Amy Jones, Head of Circulation | 410-677-5478

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