Course Reserves are materials designated by faculty or staff for use by students in a specific course. Students may not place materials on course reserve. Materials may be placed on reserve at the Dunbar Library, and include print materials, AV materials, photocopies of articles, electronic journal articles, other electronic materials (such as audio files) and personal copies.
All short documents and single-sided photocopied materials with clear black print on white paper can be scanned for online access through course reserves from the libraries website. Access to online reserves is password-protected. The Libraries will supply faculty with the password for the class as soon as the course record is available.
Online Reserves may be accessed from outside the library 24 hours/day. Other materials may be designated for use only inside the library or to circulate for a limited period of time at the instructor's discretion. Students will find reserve items listed under Course Reserves on the libraries' website by both the instructor name and the department/course number.
These materials include books, videos, class notes, sample tests, and copies that meet copyright guidelines (see below).
Please fill out a "reserve request form" and deliver materials to be placed on course reserve to the Circulation Desk for processing. Library staff will pull materials already held in our collections. Include a complete citation on the first page of each photocopied document. Print a copy of the reserve request form, or use an online version (for library books or electronic journals only). Forms are also available at the circulation desk.
In order to have material available for the first day of class, you need to plan ahead. Allow 2 weeks of lead time before the beginning of each quarter. During the remainder of the quarter, processing time is approximately 2 days. Additional time will be needed if an item must be purchased for course reserve.
"Fair use" guidelines permit limited reproduction of copyrighted works for educational and research purposes. A copy is considered within "fair use" guidelines when the portion used is small in relation to the work as a whole, and there is little impact of the use on the potential market for the copyrighted work. The copyright owner may also grant permission for uses beyond "fair use."
For additional information about copyright, please check "The Wright Way," (section 2303).
Questions about procedures for course reserves should be directed to:
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435. Phone: (937) 775-2525