Library Reserve Policy
IU Kokomo faculty may place electronic and/or physical materials on reserve for students in their classes. Read on to learn more about the available reserve options.
Placing Materials on Reserve & Oncourse
Because Oncourse provides students with easy access to course information, faculty are encouraged to post materials that are in special or high demand for class assignments to their class Oncourse sites. Hyperlinks to articles from many of the Library's electronic databases can readily be posted within Oncourse with the help of the Library's Proxy Link Generator tool. Faculty may also arrange for student Course Packs through the IU Kokomo Bookstore.
When neither Oncourse nor Course Packs are appropriate, faculty may request that materials be placed in the Reserve Collection located in the Circulation area of the Library. Circulation periods for reserve items are set according to faculty instruction. The available circulation periods are:
- 2-hour, in-house use only
- 2-hour with overnight loan
- 1-day loan
- 4-day loan.
A maximum of three copies of an item may be placed on reserve; in most cases, though, fewer copies will be sufficient.
Items eligible for reserve status include circulating Library materials, photocopies, faculty-owned materials, and media materials. All photocopies and faculty-owned material must comply with current copyright law. Faculty-owned material will have a barcode and reserve label placed on the item.
Ineligible items include Library-owned reference books, periodicals, microforms, materials belonging to other libraries (e.g. interlibrary loan materials), and rental materials (e.g. Bestseller/McNaughton collection). Faculty-generated video or audio recordings, whether taped off-air or copied from another tape, are also ineligible due to copyright restrictions.
Placing Articles on Reserve
Due to the strict nature of the U.S. Copyright Code and litigation involving photocopying for educational use, the following guidelines have been established for reserve photocopy use:
- Each faculty member is responsible for providing all photocopies that are to be placed on reserve, as well as for seeing that all material conforms to current copyright legislation.
- The Library will accept a maximum of 3 photocopies of a single article for reserve use. Faculty members are urged to keep in mind the way in which reserves are utilized; rarely are more than two copies of the same article being used at once.
- In order to comply with the copyright law's requirement of spontaneity, the Library will not place the same photocopied article on reserve for more than one semester. If a faculty member would like to use the same material on an ongoing basis, he or she is encouraged to purchase a reprint of the journal article or a copy of the book, or to seek permission from the publisher to photocopy the material. Copyright clearance may be requested by contacting the Copyright Clearance Center.
- Photocopies taken from books will be accepted for one-time reserve use, provided that the copied section does not exceed 10% of the entire work. If more of the work is necessary for instruction, please Ask A Librarian as to how the material might be obtained.
Reserve Request Form
Faculty members must complete a Reserve Request Form (PDF) in order to place materials on reserve. If multiple items need to be placed on reserve for one course, you may complete only one form so long as you also attach a sheet of paper with a list of all of the items. The copyright information must be completed before any material can be placed on reserve.
Reserve materials are processed at the Circulation/Reserves Service Desk on a first-come, first-served basis and require a minimum of 2 working days for processing. Materials may not be placed on reserve on a permanent basis, and materials are removed from reserves annually.
Reserve Material Use
Students must have their IU Kokomo Library borrower's card in order to check out reserve materials.
Last Updated: 13 September 2011