Placing Material on Reserve
Material to be placed on reserve should be brought to the Circulation Desk between 7:00am and 3:30pm weekdays. A completed reserve form (available at the Circulation Desk) must accompany the material, so give yourself time when you visit.
The following types of material are accepted for reserve:
The following types of material may not be placed on reserve:
Reserve loan periods reflect the need for the material by a large number of readers during the brief period of time:
Since Reserve needs take precedence over individual or research needs, the Circulation Department will recall books from individual patrons for reserve use regardless of the length of time held.
Removing Material from Reserve
Two weeks prior to the end of each semester, faculty will be sent a printout of reserve holdings and asked to indicate whether to retain or remove the titles. Material not renewed for the following semester will be automatically removed. You may have items removed from your reserve shelf at any time by stopping by the Circulation Desk, e-mailing requests to email@example.com, or calling 270-809-3511 to have material returned through campus mail. Material may also be released temporarily from reserve for a specific need at the request of the faculty member(s) who placed the material on reserve.
The library retains the right to refuse to place on reserve any material judged to exceed reasonable limits of fair use in nature, scope or extent. Reference books and entire issues of periodicals will not be accepted for reserve. In addition, the library will stay in compliance with Murray State's web publishing guidelines, and may refuse to create links to URLs whose content is outside of these guidelines.
Fair Use Guidelines of U.S. Copyright Law
Material placed on reserve is subject to normal copyright restrictions.
In accordance with the Fair Use interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, the library may accept:
Materials which require copyright permission are:
Section 107 of the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of copies for classroom use. In determining fair use, four factors must be taken into consideration:
The library retains the right to refuse to place on reserve any material judged to exceed reasonable limits of fair use in nature, scope or extent. Reference books and entire issues of periodicals will not be accepted for reserve. In addition, the library will stay in compliance with MSU's web publishing guidelines and may refuse to create links to URLs whose content is outside of these guidelines.
If you need assistance, please call the library's Circulation Desk at (270) 809-3511, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.