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Leganto - Course Reserves

Course Reserves Policies

Physical / Electronic Course Reserves

  • We put on reserve all copies in all formats of a requested title that the library owns; please specify if edition, translator, etc. have a bearing on which texts you wish to be available on reserve. Please use the Library Discussion comment box to indicate any specifics library staff need to know.
  • Faculty must choose a loan period for physical materials. There are three loan periods for course reserve physical items: two, four and 24-hour. Please use the Library Discussion comment box to specify the loan period. If you do not specify, your material will check out for  a two-hour loan.
  • Faculty must choose a shelving location for physical materials. There are 4 library locations for course reserve physical items: Baker-Berry, Dana, Feldberg and Matthews-Fuller. Please use the Library Discussion comment box to specify the location.
  • Plan for a six to eight week ordering process for new copies of items. Contact your subject librarian in advance if you wish to order new items the library does not currently own.
  • Be selective when choosing material to be placed on reserve. Restrict reserve requests to required reading only. "Suggested readings" usually remain unused.
  • Books belonging to other institutions such as those borrowed through BorrowDirect or DartDoc cannot be placed on reserve. You can request portions of these books be scanned through your reserve list by selecting Type : Book chapter. See Requesting A Scan.
  • Always consider copyright when requesting items to be posted online. Faculty are responsible for determining Fair Use or not. https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/scholarly-communication/copyright-resources

The library will not scan materials such as workbooks, course packs, significant portions of current editions of textbooks, etc. These materials are created and marketed primarily for use in the type of course being offered, and therefore are not covered by Fair Use exceptions to copyright law.

Guaranteed List Processing

  • You received an email with the pre-term guaranteed course reserve deadline. Lists received by this deadline will be available on the first day of classes. Exceptions to the guarantee would be items that have to be ordered, recalled from borrowers or are missing. Course reserve requests submitted late, after pre-term deadlines, may not be processed in time for students to access at the start of term.
  • We process course reserve requests  in the order in which they are received.
  • Once a list is completely processed, and materials ready for student use, library staff will alert you of any problems, changes, or missing items from your list.

Personal Materials

  • Your personal or departmental books may be placed on reserve, but we cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage. For circulation purposes, we affix a non-removable barcode sticker to the back cover. Please write your complete name inside the front cover of the book.
  • At the end of each term, personal items that have been placed on reserve must be picked up. If the items have not been picked up by the start of the next term, they will be discarded or added to the library's collection, as the library does not have storage facilities for personal books and copies.

 

The Basics of Copyright

Some materials may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) as "Fair Use." Always consider copyright when requesting items to be posted online. Faculty are responsible for determining Fair Use or not. https://www.library.dartmouth.edu/scholarly-communication/copyright-resources

The library will not scan materials such as workbooks, course packs, significant portions of current editions of textbooks, etc. These materials are created and marketed primarily for use in the type of course being offered, and therefore are not covered by Fair Use exceptions to copyright law.

For questions about copyright and fair use, please contact Library Reserve staff or the Office of Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing.