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Placing Materials on Reserve

at Carrier Library or the Rose Library


Loan Periods

Electronic - Materials are available to students 24 hours a day at any computer in the world in digital format.

Two-hour - Materials circulate for 2 hours and must be used in the library.

Two-day - Materials are available for use outside the library for 2 days and are due at closing on the second day.

Seven-day - Materials are available for use outside the library for 7 days and are due at closing time on the seventh day.

Items Owned by the Library

Instructors may request that books owned by the library be placed on Reserve at either Carrier Library or the Rose Library by printing off and completing a Reserve request form, picking up a form at the service desks of either library, or by submitting the Online Book Request Form.  No current or bound volumes of periodicals owned by the library can be placed on Reserve. Books from other libraries cannot be placed on Reserve.

Items Owned by the Instructor

Personal copies of materials may be placed on Reserve. The Reserve staff makes every effort to insure the security of items placed on Reserve, however, we assume no liability for personal copies that are lost or damaged.

Electronic Reserves

Instructors may request that limited selections of larger works be placed on E-Reserve.  They are processed by Heather Roberts (568-6498) in Carrier Library but can be requested at any of the branch libraries.  You may also complete the Online Article Request Form to request items be placed on E-Reserve. Each request must include the complete bibliographic citation. Please refer to the Reserve Copyright Guidelines for complete instructions.

Copyright Compliance

Instructors using Reserves are responsible for complying with current copyright law and regulations. Please refer to the Reserve Copyright Guidelines to answer basic questions on copyright.

The Library cannot place photocopied material (this includes E-Reserves) on Reserve for consecutive semesters without documented copyright permission. 

Our goal is to process material within 48-72 hours, but at peak times, the material may take longer to be made available. Materials received after 4 pm or on a weekend will not be processed until the next working day.

JMU Libraries reserves the right to decline placing any item on reserve that lacks copyright permission if the nature, scope, or extent is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use.

Documents placed onto course web sites or into Blackboard course sites are not under the control of the JMU Libraries and are not reviewed for copyright compliance. However, we are glad to consult with faculty to help determine whether or not a document or documents on a course site is copyright compliant.

For further information or questions about E-Reserves or Carrier Library Course Reserves, contact Heather Roberts at 568-6498.

For further information or questions about Rose Library Course Reserves, contact Sarah Swanlund at 568-4295, or Kelly Miller-Martin at 568-3041.

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