Halle Library Course Reserves
Endicott College Diane M. Halle Library Copyright Policy for Course Reserves
Halle Library offers course reserve services to Endicott College faculty. These materials are generally housed at the circulation desk, and loaned to students for a set period of time as specified by the faculty member (1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 24 hours, 1 week, or 2 weeks). For reserve related questions, please contact Kristyl Roderiques, Coordinator of Library User Services, at 978-232-2276 (on-campus x2276) or email@example.com. Materials placed on reserve are located at the Circulation Desk, organized by the professor's name and course number. To see what items are on reserve by professor or course, use the NOBLE Book Catalog.
Course Reserve Policies
Books owned by Halle Library
Books owned by Halle Library may be placed on reserve by submitting a Book Reserve Request form (located at the bottom of this page) to the Coordinator of Library User Services. The title, author, and call number of the item should be included on the form. If the materials are not available, the faculty member will be notified as soon as possible. If the instructor would like the library to purchase an item to be placed on reserve, then they should contact the Coordinator of Library User Services at least six weeks before the materials are needed on reserve. At the end of each semester, all books will be removed from reserve and returned to the regular shelves, unless otherwise noted on the Reserve Request form.
Faculty owned books
Faculty members do have the option of placing their personal copies of books or periodicals on reserve. Please note that the item will be catalogued using the exact title entered on the Book Reserve Request form, so care should be taken to match this with the title noted on the course syllabus. This will ensure that there is no confusion when students ask for a particular item at the circulation desk. As reserve items are often used frequently, and by many students, please be aware that some wear and tear may occur. The Halle Library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to personal items placed on reserve. At the end of the semester, the faculty member should pick up their items from the Coordinator of Library User Services.
Books owned by other libraries
We regret that we are unable to place items owned by other libraries on reserve for any reason.
Copies of Student Work
Any photocopies of student work requested for reserve (including senior theses) must be accompanied by a copyright permission form signed by the author. The form is available for download below. Any student work received without the appropriate permission will be returned to the faculty member.
The Halle Library is committed to remaining in compliance with Copyright Law. Therefore, restrictions do apply when placing a photocopied article or book chapter on reserve.
• One photocopy of a chapter from a book may be placed on reserve for one semester only. Only one chapter from a single book may be photocopied and placed on reserve.
• One photocopy of a single article from a single journal not in a Diane M. Halle Library licensed database may also be placed on reserve for one semester only.
• If the item is needed for multiple semesters:
o The faculty member may submit a Purchase Request to the Coordinator of Library User Services to request that the item be purchased or
o The faculty member may purchase the book on their own, and place their personal copy on reserve or
o The faculty member may create a licensed course reader pack, and provide it to the library for reserve or
o The faculty member may obtain copyright permission. If the faculty member is granted copyright permission, the Diane M. Halle Library must have a copy of the permission notice on file.
*Please note, the library staff will not make photocopies to place on reserve. Faculty requesting to place a photocopy on reserve must provide the Coordinator of Library User Services with the physical copy to be used. Additionally, if an article is readily available in one of the library’s databases, it should not be submitted for reserve. Rather, students should be directed to the database where the article may be found.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.
One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Course reserve materials are processed in the order that they are received. Due to the volume of items received, please allow up to 3 business days for processing. To ensure that items are available for students when the syllabus dictates, faculty members are asked to keep these timelines in mind, and to provide the Coordinator of Library User Services with a copy of their syllabus, if possible. Please be aware that you must be a registered library patron of the Halle Library in order to place materials on reserve. If you are not registered, or are unsure whether or not you are registered, please contact the library circulation desk.
* Link to Course Reserve Request Form for BOOK/DVD/VIDEO/CD
(Please submit as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, or print and deliver to the circulation desk).
* Link to Course Reserve Request Form for an ARTICLE or PHOTOCOPY
email@example.com, or print and deliver to the circulation desk).
*Link to Student Work Copyright Permission Form
Materials placed on reserve are located at the Circulation Desk, organized by the professor's name and course.