Course Reserve Guidelines

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Course Reserves are books, DVDs or other materials kept at the library information desk for students in specific courses or programs to use during the semester. These materials can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time and are for use in the library.

What can be placed on Course Reserve?

We make every effort to place required course materials on reserve whenever the library owns a copy. Instructors can also lend the library personal copies to be placed on reserve for all or part of the semester.

All Reserve materials must comply with the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976, as amended (Title 17, U.S. Code — see UNE’s Copyright Policy. For help determining your case for fair use of copyrighted materials, use UNE Library Services’ Fair Use Checklist.

Materials which can be placed on reserve

  • Anything from the UNE Libraries’ circulating collections.
  • Personal copies of books, journals, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Personal photocopies which meet UNE's Copyright Policy, as long as the content is not more than 1 chapter, article, poem, essay, story or illustration (or 2 excerpts) from a single author work or 3 from a collective work or journal volume.
  • Required texts may be considered for Library purchase upon request.

Materials which cannot be placed on reserve

  • Anything borrowed from another library.
  • Personal recordings of music, television or film.

Place an item on Course Reserve

To have an item placed on course reserve at the libraries, complete a Reserve Form and contact the Information Desk Coordinator. Processing new reserve requests can take up to 48 hours.

Information Desk Coordinator:
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Electronic Content

If the library has access to an article, chapter or book title in electronic format, you can provide students a direct link within your Blackboard course or course syllabus.

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