Faculty can put library materials, personal copies of items, and photocopies (in compliance with copyright law) on reserve at any campus library for students to use. Most reserve items have a 2-hour loan period and are designated for in-library use only. If a longer loan period is needed, let the circulation staff know.
One copy of an item is usually adequate for reserve use. Large classes may need a second copy.
The library does not purchase textbooks used for Pellissippi courses. You may put personal or departmental copies of textbooks on reserve. Ask the publisher if they can provide a copy of your textbook at no charge to put on reserve.
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 works (ex. sample project or research paper) put on reserve must be accompanied by a release form. Works cannot be processed until the release is received.
Items borrowed from other libraries or borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may not be put on reserve. However, we may be able to purchase a copy.
While we strives to keep all materials secure, please be aware that there is a slight risk of damage to or loss of your items put on reserve.
Due to copyright restrictions, we may not always be able to accept copied materials for reserve. However, we can suggest alternatives, so that you may make full use of our reserve services. See Pellissippi State Libraries' Copyright Guide for Instructors to better understand the legal and ethical use of copyrighted materials in educational settings.
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 its use. The materials cannot be processed until the release is received.