Course Reserves

The Harrison Libraries offer electronic and hardcopy course reserves so faculty may set aside specific materials to be readily available for students throughout the semester.

Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserves, delivered through Blackboard, are available only for Allen Library materials. See more information on the Allen Reserves page.

  • Digitized copies of materials (journal articles, book chapters, course syllabi, lecture notes, exams, exercises, sound recordings, and scores).
  • Digitizing allows students to use a variety of materials at any time from any computer with an internet connection.
  • A University email account and/or Blackboard account (available to current University students, faculty, and staff) is required for access to electronic reserves.

See Off Campus Access for additional information.

Hardcopy Reserves

  • Physical items—books, scores, CDs or LPs, and DVDs or videos.
  • Available at the Circulation Desks of both Libraries.
  • Reserve materials are available for use only in the library and have time-use restrictions at the discretion of the professor (normally two hours).
  • There is a $5.00 per item per day fee for materials taken from the library.
  • A University ID is required to borrow reserve materials.

Copyright Information

Reserve materials are subject to all US and international Copyright Laws.

Published materials placed on reserve are protected by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. All reproductions made by or for patrons with University affiliation must be for non-commercial educational use as defined by the fair use provisions of sections 107 and 108 of the Copyright Act. Users may make one copy of print materials for private scholarly use; audio materials are streamed and may not be copied. Patrons who make use of electronic reserve materials should be aware of copyright law issues since those who use this system are liable for any infringement.

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