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Reserves Policy

For all Materials on Reserve

  • Submit the Reserves Request Form at least two weeks before the assigned reading date to ensure that items are available when needed by the students.
  • Additional items can be submitted throughout the semester.
  • 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 E-Reserves
  • All Reserves will be removed at the end of each semester unless otherwise arranged with the Access Services Department in advance.

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.
  • 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.

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 the 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 and retains the right not to include certain items in the Reserves collections if doing so does not comport with copyright law.
  • Montclair State E-Reserves on Canvas are posted under the posted Copyright Guidelines (PDF).
  • Copyright Resources Research Guide