The Murphy Library Resource Center maintains an active reserve collection for course materials at the circulation desk. Requests for reserve material should be directed to Circulation Services located on the main floor of the library.
Only materials that are required reading should be placed on reserve. Number of reserve copies should be consistent with the number of students enrolled in class and projected use of the material. Circulation Services reserves the right to control the number of copies, photocopies, etc. in light of copyright and Fair Use considerations.
* All photocopies placed on reserve are subject to restrictions outlined in the U.S. Copyright Law. Copying should never be used as a substitute for purchase. All photocopies placed on reserve must include the following citation information:
*Books - Author, title, publisher, year
*Journal articles - Author, title, journal title, volume, issue number, date
Copyright information should be indicated at the bottom of the first page of text.
Photocopies must be provided by the instructor and should be marked as indicated below:
*Author of article
*Copy Number *Instructor *Title of article
Circulation Services will provide manila folders for materials; ring binders are to be provided by the instructor.
Murphy Library reserves the right to refuse to place an
item on reserve (paper or electronic) if we believe doing
so violates the fair use principles of copyright law.
Submit the following information using the form available at the circulation desk or our online reserves form:
*two hour (library use only)
Reserve items are restricted to these 4 loan periods.
Circulation Services will work with the instructor to
assure that an appropriate loan period is selected.
Reserve requests may be submitted any time, and will be
processed in the order in which they are received. We
encourage instructors to submit lists and materials before
the start of each semester. At the beginning of the
semester, when requests are numerous, it may take up to
one week to process materials. At all other times we
request a minimum of 2 to 3 days to process new items.
Students should not expect materials to be available
immediately after a list has been submitted.
Material may be removed by the instructor any time during the semester. Please allow for processing time. Before the end of each semester instructors are contacted as to their wishes for the next term. Materials will be removed and returned unless we are instructed to leave materials on for a course taught the next semester.Circulation Services Home Page