Health Sciences Libraries

Bio-Medical Library


For Students

For Instructors

Submit an Item for Course Reserve

  • Complete the Course Reserve form online
  • Submission deadline: two weeks prior to beginning of new semester
  • Instructions: Items placed on Course Reserve will be drawn from the University Libraries' collections. Private copies will be accepted if items in our collection are unavailable, out of print or if additional copies are necessary. Items are removed from Course Reserve at the end of each semester, unless otherwise requested. Private copies not picked up within 1 month of the end of the semester will be considered a donation to the library.

Submit an Item for E-Reserve

  • Complete the E-Reserve form online
  • Or download the E-Reserve PDF form
  • Submission deadline: two weeks prior to beginning of new semester
  • Instructions: If requested items are available online, links to materials will be provided. Copies must be provided for any content not available online; copies must be clean, single-sided and accompanied by a Copyright Notice ©.

Copyright and Fair Use for Print and Electronic Reserves

Applications of fair use are predicated on the Libraries' Understanding Fair Use, and require access controls that restrict access to reserve materials to only registered students and their instructors.

Whenever copyrighted works are used for course reserves under the provisions of Fair Use (Section 107), instructors are responsible for the following:

  • All materials used support course-related teaching, scholarship, or research.
  • Determination, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a copyrighted work requires permission or qualifies as fair use. University Libraries staff will provide consultation assistance in evaluating the qualification of any specific use as a fair use. In addition an online tool is available to document the fair use analysis.
  • When permissions are needed, instructors or their departments are expected to make arrangements for permissions
  • Whenever copying original materials is involved, whether the copies are made by instructors or by the library, only the amount needed to accomplish the specific educational purpose should be copied. In consultation with library staff, instructors will determine any limits on the amount of material to be used.

For more details and general conditions for the use of copyrighted works in course reserves see University Libraries' Copyright Standards for Course Reserves.