The Roosevelt University Library is dedicated to enriching the teaching and learning environment at Roosevelt University by cultivating curiosity and knowledge; encouraging lifelong learning; providing access to quality information and resources; and teaching our community to critically evaluate and use information to create new knowledge. As such, we are committed to respecting the rights of copyright holders, and we make every effort to comply with federal copyright law. We recognize that copyright is a means of encouraging the creation and dissemination of new information, which enhances our community and society as a whole. At the same time, copyright law enables certain fair uses of copyrighted works in order to speed the dissemination of knowledge and create a lively public domain for discourse and learning.
The Roosevelt University Library facilitates compliance with U.S. copyright law, and where appropriate, the exercise in good faith of full fair use rights by faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service activities. All materials placed on reserves must comply with the regulations set out in Title 17 of U.S. legal code. It is the responsibility of faculty members to acquaint themselves with the copyright law as it relates to their use of materials in the classroom and those places on reserve in the library. The library will do its best to ensure that materials placed on reserve are in compliance with copyright law, and as such we have created the following guidelines for placing materials on reserve.
For questions about Fair Use or Copyright please contact Estevan Montaño, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparing Materials for Reserve
Where Do Reserve Items Come from?
Student Access to Reserves
Can I place textbooks on reserve?
Textbooks, books written primarily for classroom use, may be placed on physical reserve for students to use for short periods of time. However, we will not scan textbooks or portions of textbooks to be placed on electronic reserve, as this typically does not fall under fair use guidelines.
Can I place more than one copy on reserve?
Reserve space in the library is limited. The number of copies on reserve should be in proportion to the students enrolled in the class, the difficulty of the material, and the length of time for the assigned reading. We can place multiple books on reserve when appropriate. We cannot place multiple copies of book chapters or journal articles on physical reserves.
How long do materials stay on reserve?
Reserve items do not carry over from term-to-term. If you wish to keep an item on reserve, you will need to resubmit the reserve request. We ask instructors to pick up their items promptly at the end of the term. We do not have space in the Library to hold items not picked up.