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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 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:

Felicia Xa
Access Services Manager
(562) 944-0351 ext. 5604