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Required Forms


Please complete the required form(s) with the bibliographic information for the items you are requesting to place on physical or electronic course reserves. Incomplete forms will delay processing of your request. A Fair Use Checklist is employed to assist you in determining whether access to the item is governed by the Fair Use Doctrine, as adopted by the University Systems of Georgia, and must accompany EACH item requested for course reserves. It is the professor's responsibility to determine Fair Use for each item and/or obtain copyright permissions as necessary.

The E-Reserve form is a fillable PDF form. Please bring the forms with the items to the Library Reserves Desk (formerly Circulation, 2nd floor LRC) at least three (3) business days prior to assigning readings to students.

Course Reserve @ AAMU: An Overview

General Course Reserve Policy

Course reserves are available to make book chapters, journal articles, class notes, test files, and other faculty-requested materials available for student use during the LRC's normal hours of operation.24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.  Physical course reserve materials are available at the Course Reserves Desk (formerly Circulation Desk, 2nd floor LRC). 

Records for reserve materials are viewable either in the library's online catalog or in the library's electronic course reserve system (EReserves). Students requesting physical reserve items will need to present a valid AAMU student ID to the Course Reserves desk attendant.  These items will be allowed to circulate for two (2) hours.

Electronic Reserves

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

The following are examples of items that can be placed on E-Reserve:

  • One article from an issue of a journal.
  • Three articles from a bound volume of a journal.
  • One chapter from a book, or no more than 10% of a book, provided that the material does not comprise a significant portion of the work.
  • Links to electronic library resources (journals, films, e-books, etc.).
  • Audio/video recordings (public domain or otherwise meeting copyright requirements).
  • Practice exams and exercises.
  • Lecture notes and other material produced by the faculty member.

For more information about electronic reserves, please contact Sadie Davis, at 256-372-4723.

Additional 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 E-Reserve Service:

  • Materials can be added, or removed, at any time during the semester;

  • Reserve materials will remain available for time designated in the course syllabus;

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