The library provides course reserves to support course instruction.
Placing Items on Reserve
Please review the General Copyright Policies for Protected Materials on Reserve at MSOE and the Course Reserve FAQs.
Request reserve materials by filling out a Reserve Request Form.
Please allow time for processing reserve requests. Course reserves may take up to 3 business days before the items are available to students.
Accessing Reserve Items
Print reserve materials are kept behind the circulation desk, and can be checked out with a valid MSOE ID.
Items placed on Electronic Reserve are only available to students enrolled in the course.
Removal of Reserve Items
At the end of each quarter, print reserve items are removed from the reserve area. Reserve items owned by faculty members will be returned.
Electronic reserves will be unavailable at the end of the term.
Usage statistics (the number of times a reserve item circulates) can be supplied at the faculty member’s request.
The Library reserves the right to change these policies at any time.
The MSOE library acts in compliance with Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). As a non-profit educational library, we have the right to fair use of copyrighted material. We reserve the right to change our policies at any time to ensure that we are in compliance with the law.
Legal counsel for the MSOE Library recommends the following general copyright policies for use by the Library:
These guidelines were created in conjunction with the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm.
What may be placed on Reserve?
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During each term, items can be placed on either Electronic Reserve OR Print Reserve- not both.
Are there items that may not be placed on Reserve?
How many items can I have on Reserve?
Can I use course reserves to replace a textbook for my course?
No, course reserves are supplemental and must not take the place of a purchased textbook or course-pack.
Do I need to fill out a reserve request form each quarter?
Yes, we need to maintain records for reserves for each quarter. Please fill out the Library Reserve Request Form each quarter.
Can I make my own reserve area on my personal website or on Canvas?
Whether or not other materials can be placed on a personal website or on Canvas depends on the copyright status of the materials – feel free to contact the Library for guidance.
Why is the library allowed to place copyrighted materials on electronic reserve?
As a not-for-profit educational institution the library enjoys an explicit right under Section 108 of Title 17, US Copyright Law, to make in-copyright items available through electronic reserves.