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Electronic Reserve System(ERes)
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Please fill out these forms with the bibliographic information about the items you wish to place on reserve. Incomplete forms may delay processing of your request. A Fair Use Checklist, which is used to determine whether access to the item is governed by the Fair Use doctrine, must accompany EACH item. It is the professor's responsibility to determine Fair Use for each item and/or obtain copyright permissions when necessary.

The reserve form is PDF fill-in form. Please bring the forms with the items to the circulation desk at least 2 business days prior to assigning readings to students.


Course Reserves

General Reserve Policy

Faculty desiring to place materials on reserve should submit materials and completed Course Reserve Request forms and Fair Use Checklists to the Circulation Desk at least 3 business days prior to the time needed. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.

Beginning Fall 2013, only certain materials will be accepted for physical course reserve. Faculty members may place the following materials on reserve:

  • ONE article from an issue of a journal.

  • THREE articles from a bound volume of a journal.

  • ONE chapter from a book, provided that the material does not comprise a significant portion of the work.

Records for reserve materials will be entered either in the library's online catalog or in the library's electronic course reserve system (ERes). Students requesting physical reserve items will need to present a valid AAMU student ID to the circulation desk. Items will circulate for 2 hours. Professors presenting personal copies for placing on reserve will have their materials stripped for security.

Electronic Reserves

J.F. Drake LRC utilizes Springshare's E-Reserves.  E-Reserves provides electronic access to journal articles, book excerpts and other course reserves materials via the Internet. E-Reserves allow for round-the-clock access by students and course pages can be managed by faculty members.

Faculty desiring to have materials placed on electronic reserve will need to have an account created on their behalf. To request an account or for more information about electronic reserves, please contact Sadie Davis, Circulation Associate for Course Reserves at (256) 372-4723.

Copyright and Additional Reserves Guidelines                                                                            

J.F. Drake LRC observes all relevant and applicable guidelines as they apply to copyright of library materials. For more information about our Copyright Policy, please click here. Additionally, the following guidelines govern our Course Reserves Service:

  • Materials can be added at any time during the semester.

  • Page access statistics are available for electronic reserves, upon request.

  • Reserve materials will remain on the server/in the catalog for one semester only.

  • Materials previously on reserve cannot be placed on reserve for a second semester unless    copyright permission is obtained. J.F. Drake LRC does not take responsibility for copyright clearance or permissions.

  • In order to place an item on reserve, either the library or the professor must possess legal ownership of the reserve item

  • Interlibrary Loans may not be placed on reserve

  • Professors should pick up reserve materials at the end of the semester. If materials are not picked up, they will be returned via campus mail

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