Put Items on Course Reserve
Put Items on Physical Course Reserve
Faculty members can put materials on course reserve in the library for student use. Materials on course reserve will be limited to in-library use only, with a three hour checkout period.
Faculty members who wish to put personal copies of materials on course reserve must bring them to the library and fill out a physical reserve request form. The library will place a barcode, stickers, and magnetic security tape in these items. The items will be returned via interoffice mail at the end of the reserve period.
To put materials owned by the library on course reserve, please fill out the request form.
Items are typically on course reserve for one semester. Please indicate when placing your request if a different reserve period is needed.
For more information, please contact Sarah Camille Wilson at email@example.com or 802-860-2717.
Put Items on Digital Course Reserve
Excerpts of texts can be placed on digital course reserve. These materials will be available to students on the library website for the current semester. Requests must be in compliance with fair use and copyright law. To request that a material be placed on digital reserve, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact Sarah Camille Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-860-2717.
Course Reserves Policy (2021)
Physical Course Reserves
- Physical materials from the library's collection or that are owned by the professor can be placed on physical reserve.
- These items are available for students to check out for three hours at a time, in-library use only.
- Materials obtained through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) cannot be placed on course reserve.
- Items are typically on physical reserve for one semester, after which faculty-owned items will be returned to the professor.
Digital Course Reserves
- Scanned excerpts of print materials from the library's collection or that are owned by the professor can be placed on digital reserve.
- Electronic materials in the library's collection, such as eBooks, streaming films, or articles can also be added to a course's digital reserve page.
- Please note that while many electronic resources allow multiple users, some only allow one user at a time
- Digital course reserves are intended to make finite resources available to a specific class.
- Requests must be in compliance with fair use and copyright law. The library reserves the right to determine whether a request can be considered fair use. Requests that are not considered fair use will not be filled. In some cases, you may be asked to modify your request to insure that it complies with fair use guidelines.
- Digital course reserves are not intended to replace the student's purchase of entire texts or books.
- The "rule of thumb" the library uses for fair use is that the library can digitize up to 10% (or one chapter) of a text, or one article per issue of a journal or periodical of a given text that is legally owned by the library, the faculty member, or an academic department at Champlain College. The library may determine that a different amount is appropriate under fair use considerations on a case by case basis.
- Materials obtained through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) cannot be placed on digital course reserve.
- In this event, the library will work with the faculty member making the request, to either purchase the material if possible, or identify an alternative text.
- Digitized materials will be made available only to the specific class for the semester in which they are in use. They will be accessible to the class through a secure platform, and access to them will require Champlain College login credentials.
Learn more about Fair Use through these resources:
- Fair Use Checklist (ALA.org)
- Copyright for Libraries: Fair Use (ALA.org)
- Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians (United States Copyright Office)