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AUM Library Course Reserves: E-Reserves

This guide is to help faculty and staff navigate the standard AUM Library procedures in requesting e-reserves or traditional reserves

What are E-Reserves

Electronic materials that are related to or required for coursework can be placed on E-Reserves which are electronic copies of materials that are accessed via Blackboard. Since these electronic copies are considered reproductions, there is the potential for copyright violation. To avoid this, materials made available electronically are password protected and can only be accessed by AUM students enrolled in the course or AUM faculty teaching the course.

Each item placed on E-Reserve must receive copyright clearance. The Access Services Librarian and Reserve Staff will obtain copyright permission for faculty from the Copyright Clearance Center. The Library retains the right to refuse E-Reserve requests which it deems may be in violation of copyright law.

We ask that you make your requests for E-Reserves at least four weeks before you want your items to be available. This gives us time to help you find suitable alternatives if copyright permission is not granted.

For more detailed information regarding our E-Reserves guidelines, please review our policy. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Williams, Access Services & Interlibrary Loan Librarian. 

How To Submit an E-Reserves Request

To request an E-Reserve, please use our Reserve Request form. You may place your syllabus, course notes, tests, or other materials you have written on E-Reserve, as well as place book chapters and articles however, you cannot place entire books or Interlibrary Loan material on E-Reserve. 


General Guidelines for E-Reserves

  • Only 2 book chapters from the same publication can be placed on E-Reserves unless the faculty member received the copyright holder’s written permission and acknowledged receipt when submitting materials to Reserves.
  • Similarly, you may only put 2 articles from the same publication on E-Reserves unless the copyright holder's written permission and acknowledge receipt is acquired. 

  • U.S. Government documents are not copyrighted and can be freely copied and reproduced