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Course Reserves

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Using Course Reserves

Find Course Reserves in the library catalog by searching your instructor's last name, the course number, or the department name. You can also perform a keyword search and limit your results to only Reserve items. Borrow Course Reserve items at our first floor Circulation Desk. Learn more about searching with our Course Reserves video.

Loan periods for reserve materials are assigned by the professor and will be different for each item:

  • Two-hour loan: For in-library use only. "Library" does not include the basement. No overnight use permitted.
  • One-day (24-hour) loan: Due back in 24 hours.
  • Seven-day loan: Due back 168 hours from the time of checkout.

Renewals are not guaranteed. Renewals may occur after a 15-minute wait if no other student needs the same material. Library staff have the discretion to distribute course reserve materials in the most equitable way possible.

Fines for reserve materials accumulate at a rate of $0.50 per hour with no fine limit. If you have any overdue items or owe any fines, additional borrowing is prohibited until all overdue items are returned and all fines are paid. Failure to return library reserve materials is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Text scanning is available for users with disabilities who are unable to use PDF image files for OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center articles may request access to an electronic text version. To take advantage of this service, contact the Technology Center at the Office of Disability Services at 937-775-5804.

Copyright guidelines specify the information in print reserves is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governing the use of copyrighted materials. The person making photocopies is liable for any infringement if a copy is "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." For further information, please see the Wright State University policy on copyright.

Placing Materials on Course Reserve

Course Reserves are materials designated by faculty or staff for use by students in a specific course. Students may not place materials on Course Reserve. If you have questions about procedures for Course Reserves please contact us via email, or call 937-775-3941.

Plan ahead: In order to have material available for the first day of class, we need as much time as possible to process requests. Please allow two weeks of lead time before the beginning of each semester. During the remainder of the semester, processing time is approximately two days. Additional time will be needed if an item must be purchased for Course Reserves.

Please deliver personal materials to be placed on course reserve to the Circulation Desk for processing. Library staff will pull materials already held in our collections. For any photocopied documents, include a complete citation on the first page. Complete the Course Reserves request form to place your request. A paper form is available upon request at the Circulation Desk.

Materials: Materials are placed on reserve at the Dunbar Library, and may include books, audio-visual material, textbooks, class notes, and sample solutions—any physical material you wish to share with your students. Materials for Course Reserves can also include personal copies. Materials may be designated for use only inside the library or to circulate for a limited period of time at the instructor's discretion.

Library resources in Pilot: Link to library resources in Pilot rather than embedding a PDF, when possible. Each time a student or faculty member uses a link to a library resource, it counts as a use of your journal or resource. If you post the PDF, we can count only one use of the article/journal/resource. The library uses these statistics to help make decisions about journal, database, and resource renewals. For more information on linking to resources, read our detailed Pilot linking instructions (PDF).

Copyright: Fair use guidelines permit limited reproduction of copyrighted works for educational and research purposes. A copy is considered within "fair use" guidelines when the portion used is small in relation to the work as a whole, and there is little impact of the use on the potential market for the copyrighted work. The copyright owner may also grant permission for uses beyond "fair use." For additional information about copyright, please read University Policy 12010.

Information to share with students: A Wright1 Card or photo ID is needed to borrow reserve materials, and reserve fines accrue at the rate of $0.50/hour. Library-only items may be used in the Group Study Room or floors two through four in the building.

Course Reserves Request Form

All photocopies are in compliance with fair use guidelines or have been copied with permission of the copyright holder. For additional information please visit our copyright guide.
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* If overnight, one hour before closing to one hour after opening

Reserves are NOT processed on weekends. Please allow 2 business days for processing.