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Course Reserves

Course Reserves are print and media resources that instructors request to be set aside at the circulation desk on the 1st floor for student use throughout the duration of a course.

  • Reserves are categorized by the last name of the instructor.
  • Materials are used in the library only for a given amount of time, usually 2-4 hours. 
  • Students must show their ID in order to borrow materials.
  • Copyright laws for print and non-print materials apply (see our Course Reverses Copyright Policy)
  • For more information, contact Brandi Duggins (, Access Services Librarian.

Course Reserves Request Form

Copyright Policy

The Spalding University Library believes that its reserve room functions as an extension of the classroom and, therefore, is governed by the Copyright Law found in title 17 of the United States Code and specifically the Fair Use Doctrine, 17 U.S.C. § 107.

In general, librarians may place printed or audiovisual materials, such as books and videos, on reserve for the convenience of students both in preparing class assignments and in pursuing informal educational activities which higher education requires, such as advanced independent study or research. Photocopied materials will not be placed on reserve by library staff and must be placed on Moodle following the same copyright guidelines as specified above.

Permission to use copyrighted materials must be obtained before it is placed on Moodle. This does not apply to non-photocopied material that is owned either by the faculty member or the library.  A permalink may be added for articles which reside on library databases. As a general rule, no more than 10% of a work may be placed on Moodle without permission. See 17 U.S.C §107.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this practice, please see the Library Director, Tony Hopkins (

The same copyright protected photocopied materials may not be placed on reserve again unless it is accompanied by a letter of permission from the copyright owner (not necessarily the author).  This does not apply to non-photocopied material that is owned either by the faculty member or the library.  See 17 U.S.C § 107. The library staff reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy.