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Faculty - Course Reserves

Print Course Reserves (Textbooks, articles, etc.)

The print reserve collection, located in the RESERVES room, near the front of the library, consists of course materials placed in the library by faculty that they feel will benefit their students. Reserve materials may include: current textbooks, journal articles, sample research papers, answer keys, supplemental readings, videos, or CDs. These items are placed on limited loan periods ranging from a "2-hour in-library use only" to a 7-day check out, depending on the instructor's request. 

Please also see the instructions on how to embed materials in Canvas below.

Materials placed on reserve in the library are listed under the instructor's name as well as the class name in the reserve section of the library catalog.  

Copyright Guidelines

All reserve materials must have copyright permission or fall within the fair use guidelines.  The reference staff will assist faculty in determining fair use and if there are any costs associated with using selected materials for reserves (the concerns are the same for Canvas related postings and traditional reserves). To get you started, here's a short copyright guide to fair use.

Relevant Policies

Chapter 3: Academic and Student Affairs


Larry Calkins - Copyright Compliance, all campuses 445-3224

Erich Holcombe - Reserves, Carson City Campus Library 445-3228

Ron Belbin - Reserves, Beck Library, Fallon Campus 423-5330  x2242

Embedding materials into a Canvas class

Embedding articles into your Canvas class is another option for providing students access to research articles from our database collection. A guide on how to do so can be found here.