University of Texas at Arlington

On-Site Reserves Guidelines

About Reserves

On-Site Reserves Guidelines

  • Reserve copies should be a small part of the materials required for a course and obtained legally by the faculty member or the library through purchase, license, fair use, etc.
  • Reserve articles should not substitute for the purchase of a textbook.
  • Copies of copyrighted materials placed on reserve can be: a single article or chapter; a short story, poem or essay; or a few graphs, charts or pictures.
  • Reserve copies should include any copyright notice on the original, complete citation and attributions to the source, and a section 108(f)(l) copyright notice.
  • Access to copies, whether paper or electronic, should be limited to students enrolled in the class and administrative staff as needed. Access is to be terminated at the end of the class term.
  • Copies of copyrighted materials that will be used repeatedly by the same instructor for the same class requires permission from the copyright holder. Generally the first semester a copy is placed on reserve, permission will not be required unless there is some factor that negates it falling under fair use guidelines.
  • If the original work is placed on reserve (a book or journal issue for example) then copyright permission does not have to be sought.
  • Photocopies of entire works and course packs will not be placed on reserve.