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Electronic Reserves Policy

About the Service:

Circulation Services offers an electronic reserve (e-reserve) service. The service will make course readings available to students via D2L course pages. Materials will be posted in a Course Readings module by the library staff member granted access to the D2L course page. Readings will either be organized chronologically, as dictated by the course instructor, or alphabetically, by primary author’s last name. The course instructor may reorganize content (e.g., move content into other modules within the course) after the material has been posted. Once content has been posted, the course instructor is responsible for moving it from one semester to the next. Reuse of reserves materials must follow copyright compliance guidelines. In general, content owned by the library may be reused; use of all other content must comply with fair use.

E-reserves will operate in compliance with copyright law, fair use, and standard library copyright practices. As such:

  • Items will be placed on e-reserve for educational and research purposes. No fees will be charged to use the service.
  • Access to the e-reserve items will be limited to students enrolled in the specific course.
  • Only items permissible under copyright practices will be placed on e-reserve. Booth Library reserves the right to decline placing items on e-reserve that are believed to violate copyright. Student access to e-reserve material will be terminated at the end of the semester.
  • If you need materials through interlibrary loan, please prepare ahead; these requests may take longer than two weeks to complete.

E-reserve requests will usually be processed and made available within 24 hours of submission. During peak periods, requests may take longer than 72 hours to process.

Permissible items include:

  • journal or newspaper articles (one article per volume): only for one semester (however, articles from full-text databases may be linked consecutively as long as EIU subscribes to those databases)
  • book chapters (one per book or 10% of a book, whichever is less): only for one semester
  • short poems (fewer than 250 words), short stories, or essays: only for one semester
  • government publications
  • graphs, charts, or similar imagery
  • links to streaming video and e-books in the library collection

Items not permissible under copyright practices include:

  • more than one article from a journal volume
  • required textbooks
  • course packs
  • items intended to be consumable in the course of study (such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, etc.)

Policy last revised April 2018

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