Find Print & Digital Course Reserves

Print Course Reserves

As a supplement to the required text, faculty members may place physical books, articles, or other materials on reserve status in the Library for students to read. Reserves may be checked out for 3 hours and used only in the library. Students wishing to use reserve physical materials must present their student ID; a student may check out up to three reserve items at any given time. See below for the Course Reserves Policy.

Search by either Course or Professor. For example: MTH 230, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Stone.

Digital Course Reserves

Faculty members may also provide access to short readings using our password-protected Digital Course Reserves portal. Champlain login credentials are required to access readings associated with your class.

Ebooks may also be placed on reserve. Ebooks that do not have unlimited access can be checked out for 3 hours at a time. 

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Course Reserves Policy

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Learn more about Fair Use through these resources:

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