Why should Faculty use Course Reserves?
When several students are assigned readings or given the same topic to
research, they may have difficulty obtaining material if the regular three-week
loan period is used. Books placed on reserve may be signed out for only 24 hours
or 3 days. If articles from journals or magazines are assigned, placing the
article on reserve will help ensure that the article is available when students
need it. Students can find course reserves by looking up "Course Reserves
Material" in the
Online Library Catalogue (OPAC) .
Please allow 48
hours notice for processing reserve requests.
How to put BOOKS on reserve
Any book in the library collection may be put on reserve as may
personal copies. Reserve materials are shelved behind the circulation desk.
Students may access the article through the Library Online Catalogue.
Please note that books obtained through inter-library loan may NOT be placed on
To place a book on reserve
complete our online Course
Reserve Request Form
How to put ARTICLES on reserve
Articles from journals, subscription databases or the web may also be put on
If the article appears in any of the databases to which the Library
subscribes, such as the EBSCOhost databases, or it is legally accessible from an
open website, it will appear as an e-reading in the library catalogue and be
linked to the instructor and the course. Students may access the article through
the Library Online Catalogue. Articles must be obtained from journals to which
the Library subscribes or from personal subscriptions. Please note
that articles obtained through inter-library loan may NOT be placed on reserve.
Please bring original journal issues to the library. They will be kept at the
circulation desk under the instructor’s name. Students may borrow articles for 2
hours. Please allow 48 hours notice for processing reserve requests.
To place an article on reserve
complete our online Course Reserve Request Form
What about copyright?
All use of material placed on reserve must comply with
permitted use under the Canadian Copyright Act.
Photocopies for reserve are permitted under certain further
restrictions as follows:
- The use of library reserve must not substitute for the
purchase of books, course packs or other published materials.
- The paper copies are made at the request of an instructor in
respect of a specific course of instruction offered by RRC.
- The library has received from the instructor a written
acknowledgement confirming that the copies are intended
as an optional and supplementary source of information
for students and that the copies amount to no more than
25 per cent of the required reading for the course.
- One paper copy for each 30 students
in a course of instruction up to a maximum of 3
may be made.
- Each paper copy shall contain, on at least one page, the
name of the author or artist (where known), the title of the
publication from which the copy was made, the name of the
publisher of that publication and the following statement:
- This copy is made solely for the use by a student,
staff member, faculty member or library patron for research,
private study, review, criticism or news reporting. Any
other use may be an infringement of copyright if done
without securing the permission of the copyright owner.
Students who borrow reserve material must comply with the following:
Prior to lending the paper copy to a student,
the library has received from the student a
written acknowledgement which declares:
- that he or she is a student
enrolled in the applicable
course of instruction at RRC,
- that the student requires
the copy for research, private
study, review, criticism or news
- that the student will not
use the copy for any other
- Where the student uses the
copy for review (e.g. course
assignments), criticism or news
reporting, the student must
- the source; and
- if given in the source, the
name of the author of the work