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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
2 hours, 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"
Online Library Catalogue (OPAC) .
Please allow 48
hours notice for processing reserve requests.
How to put BOOKS on reserve
Books in the library collection may be put on reserve. Instructor-owned material may also be placed
on reserve, however copyright prohibits placing publisher-supplied, preview or desk copies
on reserve. Reserve materials are shelved behind the Circulation Desk. Students may locate
reserve items through the Library Online Catalogue. Please note that books obtained through
inter-library loan may NOT be placed on reserve.
To place a book on reserve complete our
Course Reserve Request Form.
How to put ARTICLES on reserve
Articles from journals, subscription databases or the web may also be put on reserve.
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 on reserve 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
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
- 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 reporting, and
- that the student will not use the copy for any other purposes;
- Where the student uses the copy for review (e.g. course assignments), criticism or news reporting,
the student must mention:
- the source; and
- if given in the source, the name of the author of the work