Welcome to the faculty print reserves page for the Roosevelt University Library
We invite you to place your print reserves materials for your students at any of our campus libraries. Reserves are meant to ensure that students in a course are assured timely access to required or supplementary course readings. While on reserve, materials can only be checked out by students in the course for a limited amount of time. Students may check out reserves materials for an additional loan period if there are no other requests for the items. Print materials are held at the circulation desk in the Library of your choosing.
Place a Print Item on Reserve
Fill out a print reserves request form for each print item you wish to place on reserve for your students. Please submit the print reserves request form no later than seven business days prior to the date needed for your course to allow time for processing.
If you are placing your personal copies of items on reserve, please bring them to the library circulation desk you choose in the print reserves request form. You may also email copies of print items for reserves to Estevan Montaño, email@example.com or Melanie Hirsch, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Murray-Green Library, Anita Hwang, email@example.com at the Performing Arts Library, or JoEllen Coney, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Schaumburg Campus Library.
All items in print reserves are removed at the end of each semester unless a different date is given. Unfortunately, any photocopied materials cannot be reused in subsequent semesters. Personal copies will be returned to your campus office by library staff unless you arrange to pick them up yourself.
Print Reserves & Fair Use
Due to copyright laws and fair use guidelines, not all print materials can be placed on reserves.
Items that may be placed on reserve:
Items that may not be placed on reserve:
Fair Use for Print Reserves
Before you submit a reserve request, you must determine if you may fairly use the materials. As outlined above, works in the public domain, under creative commons licensing, already licensed by the Library, or where the instructor owns the copyright are allowed. Otherwise, use of the materials must follow fair use guidelines.
Generally, fair use considerations involve four factors:
For questions about copyright, fair use or print reserves, contact Estevan Montaño, email@example.com or (312) 341-2125.
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.