Place Course Reserves - UC Library
Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library

Place Course Reserves: Combined Version

UC Library offers faculty the ability to place books and/or journal articles on Course Reserve.

Copyright is applicable to course reserve materials. Compliance is the responsibility of the faculty member. InterLibrary Loan materials cannot be placed on course reserve


Search the Library Catalog to see if UC Library owns the book 
  1. Complete the Place a Course Reserve form
  2. Submit a copy of the article to the Circulation Desk by either:
    • Bringing a photocopy of the article to the Circulation Desk
    • Sending an email to with a PDF version of the article attached
  3. Note: If an article is available full text from one of the library research databases, we will link to the article in the database 

UC Library reserves the right to refuse reserve for any items felt to violate copyright law 


  • Please allow up to three (3) days processing time
  • Instructors are encouraged to link to e-reserve articles from their course pages 
  • Fair Use Copyright Permissions:
    • An article may be placed on reserve ONCE under Fair Use
      • Use of the same article for succeeding semesters requires explicit permission of the copyright holder
    • Print Reserves:
      • Up to three (3) copies of a single article may be placed on reserve for the duration of a semester 

When to Use Personal Copies for Course Reserve

  • Occasionally requested titles or editions are out of print and unavailable for purchase (used or new) from any vendor
  • Materials on order can take up to six (6) weeks before becoming available for course reserve 

Placing Personal Copies on Course Reserve

  1. Complete the Place a Course Reserve form
  2. Bring your personal copy to the Circulation Desk
  3. A record is added to the Library Catalog and stickers are attached for retrieval to personal reserve copies
  4. Personal copies are returned to your Division office at the conclusion of the reserve period 

Copyright Resources


Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
This guide by the Copyright Clearance Center is a single, easy to use resource

Copyright Clearance Center - Academia Section
The CCC facilitates copyright compliance by providing one-stop-shopping for those seeking permissions to use materials. Search and apply for copyright clearance (fee service). 

Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17)

United States Copyright Office
This site offers general information about copyright and provides solutions to those seeking protections for their works.  

Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University)
Keep up to date on copyright, fair use and academia with Stanford University's site.


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