Faculty may place library materials, personal copies of items, and photocopies (in compliance with copyright law) on reserve at any campus location for use by students. Most reserve items have a 2-hour loan period and are designated for in-library use only. Discuss the availability of a longer loan period, if needed, with the circulation staff.
To Place an Item on Reserve
Number of Copies. One copy of an item is usually adequate for reserve use. For large classes, you might consider placing a second copy on reserve.
Textbooks. The library does not purchase textbooks used for Pellissippi State courses. Faculty may bring in personal or departmental copies of textbooks to place on reserve. Check with the publisher to see if they are willing to provide a copy of a textbook for your course at no charge that can be placed on reserve.
Excerpts from Copyrighted Sources. Any materials printed or photocopied from a copyrighted source must include a full citation. Otherwise, processing may be delayed until a citation is provided. Copies will be accepted and held on reserve in accordance with Copyright law.
Student-Created Materials on Reserve. Any student-created work (i.e. sample project or research paper) placed on reserve must be accompanied by a release form. Otherwise, the materials will not be processed until the release is received. Student-Created Materials Release Form
Items Not Owned by the Library or the Instructor. Items borrowed from other libraries or borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may not be placed on reserve.
Risk to Reserve Items. While the library strives to keep all materials secure, please be aware that there may be a slight risk of damage to or loss of any of your personal copies of items placed on reserve.
Copyright and Reserve. Due to copyright restrictions, we may not always be able to accept copied materials for reserve. We may, however, be able to suggest alternatives. Please feel free to discuss your reserve needs with us. We want you to make the fullest possible use of our reserve services. Please see the College's copyright policy at: Pellissippi State Use of Copyrighted Materials Policy.
The Campus Guide To Copyright Compliance may also be useful in understanding the legal and ethical use of copyrighted materials in educational settings.
Additional copyright resources can be found in the PSCC Libraries' Copyright Research Guide.
Any student-created work sent to the library for reserve use must be accompanied by a signed release form or a signed statement from the student allowing the usage. The materials will not be processed until the release is received.