Purpose of a Reserve Collection
Reserves are intended to allow faculty to provide temporary support materials for their students. The collection is not intended for restriction of materials from the library's permanent collection in order to permanently block access of materials from eligible borrowers. Faculty who wish to use items from our circulation collection for supplemental teaching materials should checkout the items on their library account.
Risk and Responsibility
The library does not accept responsibility for personal items placed on reserve that may become lost or damaged while they are on the reserve shelves. If the item(s) to be placed on reserve is/are deemed valuable or irreplaceable, faculty may want to consider not placing those items on the reserve shelves for student use. If items are damaged while on reserve, the library staff will notify the faculty member and it is his/her responsibility to provide replacement material. Reserve checkout records are confidential and will not be made available to faculty members.
Reserve Shelves Collection Guidelines
"Reserve Shelves" means that the item exists in a physical format and is retained under the faculty member's name on the Reserves shelves located at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Eligible materials include (but are not limited to):
(a) Rockhurst library books, government documents, maps
(b) Faculty's personal copies of books
(c) Photocopies of articles or a book chapter, with citations to the original source, which meet the Copyright Law 17 U.S.C. Section 304(b)
(d) Commercially-produced video and audio recordings or computer software
Ineligible materials for the Reserve shelves include (but are not limited to):
(a) Photocopies that do not meet the Copyright Law
(b) Unpublished theses, dissertations or manuscripts
(c) Off-air video or audio recordings
(d) Copies of computer programs
(e) Consumable works such as commercially produced workbooks, exercises, standardized tests and answer sheets
(f) Reference books or entire issues of periodicals that are part of the print collection
The library staff will not place on reserve any materials that do not meet the above guidelines. For more information about Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines, see our copyright guide.