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Course Reserves

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Why use Course Reserves?

  • When multiple students are assigned readings or given the same topic to research, they may have difficulty obtaining high-demand materials. 
  • Print materials on reserve are limited to a very short loan period (2 hours, 24 hours or 3 days), ensuring higher turnover and greater availability. 
  • Electronic materials on reserve ensures they are easily located by students. 
  •  Link to the reserves directly in LEARN and further increase accessibility and use.

What can be put on Course Reserves?

  • Books or journals (owned by RRC Library or faculty member)
  • Articles available through our online database subscriptions
  • Free, open access web-based resources (ex. Open access article or webpage)

What can’t be put on Reserve? 

  • Course required textbooks available in the Campus Store
  • Publisher-supplied, preview, supplementary or desk copies
  • Articles or books obtained through Inter-library loan.

How to put BOOKS on reserve

To place a book on reserve:

  1. Complete our Course Reserve Request Form..
  2. (If instructor copy) Bring the book to the library circulation desk.
  3. Please allow 48 hours’ notice for processing reserve requests.

Instructor copies will be returned when the reserve term expires. Note the library will attach a barcode sticker and other labels to the item.

How to put ARTICLES on reserve.

To place an Article on reserve:

  1. Complete our Course Reserve Request Form.
  2. (If instructor copy) Bring the original journal to the library circulation desk. We cannot accept a photocopy. 
  3. Please allow 48 hours’ notice for processing reserve requests.

Whenever possible we will put an electronic or digital copy on reserve.

What about copyright?

  • All use of material placed on reserve must comply with permitted use under the Canadian Copyright Act and subject to RRC’s Fair Dealing Policy.
  • 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.

Library Reserve Policies

  • The use of library reserves must not substitute for the purchase of required textbooks, course packs or other required materials. i.e. Items available in the Campus Store.
  • Copies of articles are book chapters 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 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. (via the online form)
  • One paper copy for each 30 students in a course of instruction up to a maximum of 3 copies may be made available.

Student use

Students can search in the Library’s OneSearch online catalogue by Course, Instructor or Item for Course Reserves.  Click here to search for Course Reserves

  • You must be a RRC student or faculty member in order to access reserve materials.
  • Where reserve materials are used for review (e.g. course assignments), criticism or news reporting, the user must cite the source as appropriate.

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