Placing Material on Course Reserves
Guidelines for Instructors
- When submitting Reserves, please complete a Reserves Request Form.
- Submit a separate form for each course.
- Please allow 3–5 working days for materials to be processed.
- Personal copies, items owned by a Biola department or circulating items in the Biola Library may be placed on Reserves.
- Items that have been checked out from another library or borrowed through Interlibrary Loan or LINK+ may not be placed on Reserves.
- Coursepacks may not be placed on Reserves. The Biola Bookstore will process such materials where copyright clearances may be obtained.
- A maximum of 5 copies per title will be accepted.
- Optional Reserves codes are available upon request.
- All Biola materials must be retrieved from the shelves by the submitting department or individual and brought to the Reserves desk for processing.
- Personal copies will be prepared by library staff with the following items: security strip, call number label, book strap, barcoded card.
- Fair use is a doctrine of U.S. copyright law that permits the limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. The four guidelines for determining fair use are:
- the purpose and character of the use
- the nature of the copyrighted work
- the amount and substantiality of the portion, and
- the effect of the use upon the potential market.
- All materials submitted for Reserves must conform to fair use guidelines. Instructors may be contacted with any questions or concerns.
- The library accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged materials. The library no longer provides Electronic Reserves. See FAQs about electronic course reserves for more information about this transition.
For more information on Reserves, please contact:
Access Services Specialist
(562) 944-0351 ext. 5616