GSU Library Reserve Policy and Procedures
Reserve Policy and Procedures for Faculty
The University Library handles reserves for undergraduate and graduate courses. The library's reserves are designed to support classroom instruction. Upon instructor request, Library Books and other materials which are in high demand due to course requirements are removed from the general collection, placed in a designated reserve location at the Circulation Desk, and given a limited loan period. The Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and is open all hours that the University Library is open.
The University Library does not provide services for electronic reserves.
Submitting Reserve Material:
We encourage faculty to submit reserve requests early to insure that material will be available by the time needed. Reserve forms are available at the Circulation Desk or can be downloaded at Reserve Request Form and should be returned to the University Library circulation/reserves department. All reserve request forms must be completely filled out and attached with material to be placed on reserves. Any request form not completely filled out will not be processed. Reserve requests are processed in the order received.
RESERVE REQUEST FORMS: Please submit a form for each course in print to the circulation desk.
When removing non GSU Library Reserve Material, please submit request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org the Reserve Coordinator 48 hours in advance. Signature is required upon pick-up of all Reserve items. Non-GSU materials will only be released upon owners’ signature. Other arrangements can be made by contacting the Reserve Coordinator.
Please limit reserve requests to required readings and required videos, since our experience has shown that suggested readings have a very low use rate.
MATERIAL FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Only certain materials from the GSU library can be placed on reserve. Materials belonging to other institutions cannot be placed on reserve, even when they are charged to an individual instructor.
Requested items not owned by the Library can generally be purchased upon request to the library faculty program liaison. Allow at least 8 weeks to receive and catalog library materials. Please allow 8 to 12 weeks from the time of the request before making reserve assignments. Notification will be sent to the instructor when an item is received.
Personal copies of books loaned for reserves will circulate as requested, and may be claimed at the end of the semester. Please note that personal copies may be damaged due to use throughout the course of the semester. The University Library is not liable for any such damage.
General Reserve Policies
NUMBER OF COPIES PLACED ON RESERVE: In general, GSU material - one copy of an item is placed on reserve. Personal copies no limit.
In general, photocopied items such as journal articles, exams, and problems set and answers, syllabi, etc. should be scanned and made available through Blackboard/WebCT. The instructor is responsible for securing written permission to photocopy for the print reserves, if needed.
Materials are typically assigned loan periods of 2 hours in-house (library use only), 3 days, or 7 days upon request.
Photocopying and Copyright Permissions
The University Library photocopy policy is based on the National Copyright Act (January 1, 1978) and the University Copyright Policy. This law and its interpretations protect the rights of authors or copyright holders but allow "fair use" of copyrighted material without permission given certain conditions.