Print Reserves Policy
Governors State University Library
Approved June 11, 2007
The purpose of the Reserve Collection is to provide students access to course-related material that would otherwise be unavailable, difficult to locate, or that is in such heavy demand for the course that access must be controlled by the library.
Scope of Material
1. Examples of material which can be placed on Reserve are:
- Course syllabi
- Old tests, quiz answers
- Copyrighted publications of books, videos, or recordings purchased by the Instructor or the GSU University Library
- Instructor's purchased journal issues
2. Photocopies and off-air recordings of copyrighted materials are not accepted for print reserves, because the library does not have the staff or the resources to pursue copyright permission or to pay royalty fees where required. Most faculty members who used reserves did not supply the requested documentation verifying that they had secured copyright permission after Fair Use expired. Neither GSU library’s journal issues nor materials secured from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan can be placed on print reserves. Faculty, who do not want to place their purchased copy of a copyrighted publication on reserve, may choose to create a course pack through XanEdu by contacting the GSU Bookstore. XanEdu secures copyright permission for all materials placed in its print and electronic course packs.