Course Reserve Form

Instructors may place course materials such as books, articles, or media on Reserve in the library for their students to use.  The process usually takes 2-3 days.  Reserve materials are available behind the Circulation Desk.

Reserve requests for items owned outside of the library must be submitted to us before assigning them to your students.

Please review the following information before filling out the Course Reserve Request Form.  If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation Desk at 704-406-4295.

General Information:

You may request to have books, article photocopies, class notes, media, etc., placed on reserve.  These may be library-owned items, your department's, or your personal copies.

Instructors may place up to 8 library items on reserve per course. 

Items may be placed on reserve for periods of one semester or less.

More than one copy of photocopies and personal items is permissible.

A full bibliographic citation is required for any photocopied material or any material where the bibliographic information is not in evidence.

 Choosing a time length for your reserve:

Time Limit options:

  • 3-hour (in-library use only)
  • 1-day
  • 3-day
  • 7-day
At the end of the semester or summer term, Library material will be returned to our shelves and personal or department items will be returned to the instructor.  A new Course Reserve Request must be made each semester for items that remain on reserve for more than one semester.

Copyright Laws:

Dover Memorial Library must abide by federal copyright laws.  For this reason, we must deny any requests which we consider to be a violation of those laws. General copyright guidelines will be waived if you can supply for our files documentation that this is copyright-free material or that you have permission from the copyright holder to use the material in this way. Here are a few helpful copyright tips:

  1. Photocopies from books: a maximum of one chapter which is no more than 10% of the book is allowed for any in-print or reasonably obtainable book.
  2. Photocopies from journals: only one article from any single issue is allowed.
  3. Photocopies obtained through interlibrary loan: these may not be placed on Reserve.
  4. Material printed from the Internet: electronic material is subject to the same copyright laws; we suggest that you supply your students with the URL to the appropriate website.
  5. Nonprint media: purchased or copyright-free media is fine; we cannot place on Reserve rented media or media which you have duplicated from any commercial source including live broadcasts or from one format to another.

Course Reserve Request Form

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