Print Reserves

Borrower Services: Print Reserves

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What are Print Reserves?

Print Reserves is a temporary collection of materials that support the Montclair State University curriculum. Items in the Print Reserves collection are set apart from the rest of the Library’s collection by the Access Services Department at the request of Faculty for educational, research, or scholarly use by their students.

The Library's Reserves collection of print materials is located behind the Circulation Desk in the lobby on the Main Level. Print materials in the Reserves collection may include, but are not limited to, library books, personal copies of books, and photocopied materials (e.g., course syllabi, excerpts from books or journals, lecture notes, problem sets, sample exams, study guides, etc.) These items are available during Library hours.

Copyright

The Sprague Library Reserves policy is based on federal copyright law (17 U.S.C., sec. 107 et seq.), which governs the reproduction and use of copyright-protected works in the classroom and for individual study, research, or scholarship. The law permits libraries, generally considered extensions of the classroom, to provide reproductions (e.g., photocopies) of copyright-protected works for Reserves within the scope of "fair use".

When adding items to the Reserves collections, the Library adheres to the University’s Copyright and Duplication Policy as enumerated in the Faculty Handbook (2005-2006) and retains the right not to include certain items in the Reserves collections if doing so does not comport with copyright law.

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Eligibility

  • MSU faculty can request that the Library designate certain course related materials as Reserves. Anyone submitting items for Reserves must be a registered borrower in the Library’s circulation system. To register, present a current, valid Montclair State University ID card at the Circulation Desk.

General Procedures: All Items

  • Initiate the process of requesting items for Reserves by completing and submitting the Reserves Request Form. The print version of the Form is available at the Circulation Desk. Select the following link for the online Print Reserves Request Form. Please fill out all the fields on the form otherwise processing may be delayed.
  • Submit the Reserves Request Form and materials at least two (2) weeks before the assigned reading date to ensure that items are available when needed by the students. Materials will be processed in the order in which they are received. Additional items can be submitted throughout the semester.
  • Adhere to the University’s Copyright and Duplication Policy when submitting items for Reserves.
  • All Reserves will be removed at the end of each semester unless otherwise arranged with the Access Services Department in advance.

Special Procedures: Books

  • Search the Sprague Library Catalog to ascertain whether the Library already owns a copy of the desired title.
  • Order titles not currently owned by the Library by completing and submitting the Book Request Form. The print version of the Form is available from the Acquisitions Department. Select the following link for the online Book Request Form.
  • Indicate that the book(s) are needed for Reserves and specify the semester for which they are needed on the Form.
  • Submit orders at least three (3) months before the assigned reading date to ensure that the materials are available when needed by students.
  • Include the following when submitting books for Reserves:
    • a copy of the course syllabus when available; and
    • the full bibliographic citation.

Special Procedures: Photocopied Materials

  • Provide no more than one (1) copy for every fifteen (15) students per course or section.
  • Submit clean, clear, legible, single-sided copies on 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
  • Include the following when submitting photocopies for Reserves:
    • a copy of the course syllabus when available;
    • the full bibliographic citation;
    • a copy of the front and back of the Title Page of a book or journal (for photocopies); and
    • a notice of copyright (for photocopies of copyright-protected works).
  • Photocopies are generally considered the property of the instructor and will be returned via campus mail at the end of the semester unless otherwise arranged with the Access Services Department in advance.
  • Instructors will be notified if photocopied materials become significantly overdue and are considered missing.

Special Procedures: Instructors' Personal Items

  • Exercise discretion in submitting personal items for inclusion in the Print Reserves collection. The Library will not be responsible for damaged or lost materials.
  • Include the following when submitting personal items for Reserves:
    • a copy of the course syllabus when available;
    • the full bibliographic citation;
    • a copy of the front and back of the Title Page of a book or journal (for photocopies); and
    • a notice of copyright (for photocopies of copyright-protected works).
  • Adhere to the University’s Copyright and Duplication Policy when submitting items for Reserves.
  • Personal items will be returned to faculty members via campus mail at the end of the semester unless otherwise arranged with the Access Services Department in advance.
  • Instructors will be notified when personal items are significantly overdue and are considered missing.

 

Reserves Information for Students

Eligibility

  • § Only Montclair State University students can access materials in the Library’s Print and Electronic Reserves collections.

Borrowing Print Reserves

  • Students must be registered in the Library’s circulation system to borrow items from the Print Reserves collection. When checking out materials, a current, valid Montclair State University ID must be presented at the Circulation Desk.
  • Students can locate desired materials by searching the online reserves catalog. Reserve material may be searched by Instructor' name, Course Name or Course Number. Access Services Department staff will retrieve the material. Two (2) items can be borrowed simultaneously. Reserves on two (2) hour loan may not be removed from the Library. Reserves must be returned to the Circulation Desk or placed in the Book Drop.

Last Updated May 21, 2012