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FAU Course Reserves
For videos and other
audiovisual materials, please consult the
Media Center's Reserve Policy.
- FAU Library Course
Reserves respects Fair Use, the Rights of Copyright Holders, and
- FAU Electronic course
reserves is a library service provided for students.
- Students will not be
charged for access to reserve materials.
- In accordance with
Copyright Law, patron authentication will be required for access to
the FAU course reserve materials in the catalog. Students MUST
- All materials placed
on course reserve are for the noncommercial and educational use of
- FAU Faculty must
legibly fill out all forms in their entirety.
- All requests must
include a complete citation and a photocopy of the book's
- Please allow up to 7 days for reserve request
to be processed. Materials for reserve are processed in the order in
which they are received. NO RUSH ORDERS.
- Requests that require the Reserve Team to get
permission from the copyright holder, such as electronic or paper
reproductions of chapters or articles, may take longer than 7 days
- All materials placed
on reserve will be reproduced from lawfully obtained copies.
- Only limited
amounts of copyrighted material may be reproduced for reserve
(see Specific Guidelines
- The FAU Library
Reserve Team must use the library's licensed full-text electronic
resources in place of reproducing copyrighted material.
- The FAU Library Reserve Team will pull books
from the library's collection.
- Faculty can request the FAU Library Reserve
Team to make photocopies; however, this may significantly delay
- The FAU Library Reserve Team must deny
requests that do not meet these guidelines or fail to comply with
- FAU Faculty may place personal items on
reserve. The Circulation staff will strive to ensure that material
is handled properly, but the FAU Libraries cannot be held
responsible for the abuse, destruction, loss, and/or theft of
personal items placed on reserve.
"I teach this course each semester or every
other semester. Can I just leave my requests on permanent course
Unfortunately, no. The premise of this question
violates the properties of fair use. In accordance with Copyright Law,
the FAU Library Reserve Team is not legally permitted to maintain access
to copyrighted materials when class is not in session. In addition,
copyright permission must be renewed EVERY SEMESTER and there is no
guarantee permission will be granted. It is also a violation to place
or keep materials on reserve if the course is not being currently
"I want to request
that the library purchase a book for its collection and place that book
on Reserve for my class. How do I do that?"
you submit the request to the library to purchase the book for its
collection (Boca Raton:
Jupiter/Port St Lucie:
you need to fill out and submit a Reserve Request Form.
Once the book is arrives, the Reserve Team will place it on reserve
for your class. However, if you do not submit a Reserve Request Form,
the Reserve Team may not know that you requested the book and wanted it
placed on reserve.
"I need more than 20% of a book posted
electronically. Can I post 15% now, and then take that down and post
another 15% from the same book?"
Fair use is considered on a
semester basis; therefore we cannot post successive portions totaling
more than 20% of any single work within the same semester.
"Does Copyright Law affect materials that are out
Out of print materials are subject to the same
"Iíve used this
material before. Why was my request denied?"
Publishers or other rights holders' Permission
Policies often change. Previously posted readings may not be granted
permission in the future.
"What other options do I have?"
- If the electronic request was denied, by
request a hard copy of the book or journal may be placed on reserve.
- If a reading was taken from an anthology or
other collection, consider using the original source. Permission is
generally sought for a source and not a specific article or chapter.
- Find alternate material. Please contact Ken
Frankel, Head, Reference and Instructional Services at
email@example.com, phone: (561) 297-0079 or Maris Hayashi
Collection Development Consultant at
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (561) 297-4317. They can provide
assistance in locating other useful material for your course.
If you would prefer to check the permission
criteria before submitting the request to the FAU Library Reserve Team,
Copyright Guidelines for course reserves are required
to comply with
U.S. Code: Title 17, Section 107 governing Fair Use (see
Sec. 107. Limitations on exclusive rights:
Fair use below). Specifically, any reproduction of copyrighted
material placed on course reserve will conform to the following:
- Materials placed on course reserve will not exceed 20% of
the total page count of any book
and no more than two
chapters from a single source will be accepted.
- Journal article submissions must not exceed two articles
from any single issue of a journal.
- Materials placed on course reserve will be made available during
the current semester only.
- Materials placed on course reserve for any subsequent semester
for the same course/instructor will require copyright permission
- The FAU Library Reserve Team will secure the Copyright
permission through the Copyright Clearance Center.
A Note About Anthologies
Generally, requests to reproduce
materials from anthologies that are marketed exclusively for academic audiences
will be denied. Although not always easily identifiable, examples of such
anthologies include Norton, Heath, and Bedford anthologies. Reproducing material
from such sources may be considered as having a direct negative impact on the
market for such material (see number 4 under U.S. Code: Title 17,
sec. 107 below). Copyright permission from
anthologies is rarely, if ever, approved by the Copyright Clearance Center;
therefore always submit photocopies from the original source.
107. Limitations On Exclusive Rights: Fair Use
|Fair use of a copyrighted
work for the following purposes is not considered an infringement of
copyright: criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,
The factors for determining
fair use include:
- The purpose and
character of the use, either educational or commercial
- The nature of the
- The percentage used in
relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
- The effect of the use
upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Copyright Law concerning electronic reserves is continually evolving.
The FAU Reserve Team will monitor legal developments that may affect
fair use and electronic reserves to ensure that we are in compliance
with the law. For more information, please visit
Reserve Request Forms
Please use the
following electronic forms to place materials on reserve. Please submit the item
in person, through interoffice mail, or as an email attachment.
Forms must be filled out legibly and in
their entirety, including complete bibliographic information.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserve requests for
physical books must be sent to your local campus Reserve Team. Electronic
reserve requests and materials must be sent to the Reserve Team at the S. E. Wimberly Library in Boca Raton.
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