Reserves Copyright Guidelines

1. Books or Media
Instructors may place books owned by the JMU Libraries on reserve. They may also place their personal copies of books on reserve, excluding custom textbooks and those with disclaimers. Videos, DVDs, and other non-print media (either owned by JMU Libraries or by the instructor) may be placed on reserve in Rose Library or at Media Resources in Carrier Library.  JMU Libraries assume no liability for materials that are lost or damaged. Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan or otherwise not owned by JMU Libraries or the instructor cannot be placed on reserve. If neither the library nor the instructor owns the item needed, instructors must contact the Liaison Librarian assigned to their department to determine whether the material may be acquired.

2. Periodicals
Hard copies of periodicals owned by the library cannot be placed on reserve. However, instructors may place their personal copies of periodicals on reserve for which the library will assume no liability.

3. Electronic books (e-books)
Where licensing allows, e-books purchased by JMU Libraries can be linked to course reserve records. Printouts of e-books will not be placed on reserve.

4. Purchased Reprints and Consumables
Reprints and consumables (workbooks, exercises, published tests, answer sheets, etc.) may be purchased and placed on reserve. No photocopies may be made from either.

5. Electronic Reserves
In Fall 2015, we changed our support for electronic course reserves. Due to changes in technology, legal resources, and human resources, JMU Libraries & Educational Technologies no longer digitizes and hosts electronic articles and book chapters in the library's systems. However, the JMU Libraries and the Center for Instructional Technology are happy to provide resources to enable you to assess copyright fair use, digitize materials, and post those materials to your Canvas course pages.

6. Course Packets
Course packets purchased by students are considered to be for their personal use and may not be placed on reserve.