Course materials may be placed on reserve at the Marshall Brooks Library. The library follows fair use provisions outlined in U.S. copyright law and reserves the right to refuse materials if they deem that those materials exceed fair use and constitute copyright infringement.
To place items on physical reserve, please bring them to the library circulation desk and fill out a reserve form. Forms are also available online. In order to have material on reserve for the first week of classes, requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester. During the semester, two full business days are required for processing.
To place items on e-reserve, please complete the e-reserve form found below. You will be able to upload .pdf documents before submitting the form. If you do not have an electronic copy of the item you wish to place on reserve, please contact Chelsea Sutton (618) 374-5068. In order to have material on reserve for the first week of classes, requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester. During the semester, two full business days are required for processing.
Please contact the library circulation desk (618) 374-5235 with questions about reserves.
Use this link to see what is currently on reserve.
What can be placed on reserve:
The following items likely constitute copyright infringement and are generally not placed on reserve:
Permission to place reproduced journal articles or book chapters on reserve for multiple semesters requires obtaining written copyright permission from the copyright holder.
When materials requested for reserve have been used in previous semesters, the library will seek to obtain permission for reserve use through the Copyright Clearance Center or directly from the publisher. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the library will fund up to $200 in copyright permission costs per course. For more information, please contact Chelsea Sutton (618) 374-5068.
Circulation Desk Closed Reserves
Due to space restrictions, closed reserves will be limited to 10 books or 20 DVDs per course.
All closed reserves require a Principia photo ID card to be borrowed. Check-out periods are two hours for print materials and three hours for audio-visual materials. Overdue items are subject to a $1 per hour fine. Closed reserve types include:
Reference Room Open Reserves
Open reserves permit a maximum of 20 items per course for use in the library only. Open reserves do not require check-out at the circulation desk; however, items must be returned to the Reference Room following use.
Marshall Brooks Library will do the following regarding course reserves: