Placing Materials on Reserve at Music Library

Reserve requests may be placed online. Simply sign in with your e-ID and password to create courses and add items.

Loan Periods

  • Four-hour and Overnight – Circulate for 4 hours and if checked out within 4 hours of library closing will be due within two hours after library opens the next day. This is the default.
  • Four-hour – Circulate for 4 hours and must be used in the library. This is an option for a personal items

Items Owned by the Library

Instructors may request that any item owned by any library be placed on reserve at the Music Library.

Items Owned by the Instructor

Personal copies of materials may be placed on reserve. Instructors may request a loan period of 4 hours in library use only for these items. Music Library reserve staff makes every effort to ensure the security of items placed on reserve, however, we assume no liability for personal copies that are lost or damaged.

Items Not Owned by the Library or the Instructor

If neither the library nor the instructor owns the item needed, instructors must contact Brian Cockburn, the Music Librarian.

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.

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 Canvas 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 provide resources to enable you to assess copyright fair use, digitize materials, and post those materials to your Canvas course pages.

For further information or questions about course reserves, please contact us via email at: