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Copyright Guidelines

The Library maintains web pages with copyright information pertinent to instructors teaching classes. Instructors are responsible for compliance with copyright and fair use of course materials as well as for adhering to license agreements for Library-licensed eresources.


Required Identification

A University ID or a UConn Library Borrower ID is required to borrow Reserve materials.


Location of Reserve Materials

A list of physical reserve items and their call numbers can be found on the Library Resources page of your HuskyCT course site. Physical reserves for the Storrs campus, including the materials for music classes, are kept on the Plaza Level of the Homer Babbidge Library. School of Pharmacy course materials are kept at the Pharmacy Library. Regional Campus course materials are located at the regional campus’ library. Contact regional campus staff for details.


Loan Periods

Reserve materials circulate for one of the following loan periods:

  • 3 hours, not to leave the Library
  • 1 day
  • 3 days
  • 7 days

Reserve Lists

Requests for books and DVDs are submitted by faculty electronically. Reserve staff make every attempt to process lists submitted on time before the start of the semester. Lists received after the start of the semester are placed in a processing queue. Materials are processed out of queue order only under extenuating circumstances. Late lists and incomplete or incorrect information in lists can cause delays in making Reserve materials available to student users.


Ordering New Materials

The Library does not purchase materials for course reserves. Instructors are encouraged to draw course materials from the Library’s physical or online collections or from the many Open Education Resources now readily available. While the Library does not purchase materials that have been published as textbooks or other curricular materials to meet the needs of a particular course, instructors may supply such materials to the course reserve program from their own personal collections.