Course Reserves Policy
Brown Library at Sterling College
To ensure the availability of materials when needed by the students, faculty members are asked to observe the following guidelines:
Please submit requests to put items on reserve at least 2 days before the materials will be needed. Even earlier than that would be much appreciated!
Leave a note with the items stating your name, the course number, and the course name. A copy of the course syllabus / reading list would also be appreciated.
If books or other items need to be purchased for reserves, they should be requested 3 to 4 weeks in advance.
At the end of each term or session, materials are automatically removed from reserves, unless otherwise instructed by faculty.
Faculty may place personal copies of books or other materials on reserve. An identification band will be put around the cover of a personal copy and it will be checked into the circulation system using a barcode on a card.
The library may purchase copies of faculty’s personal copies to include in the collection.
Faculty is responsible for complying with copyright law for their reserve materials. Items that fall under fair use, as well as those that are not covered by copyright, may be placed on reserve without obtaining copyright permission or paying copyright royalties.
The library will not place materials on reserve without permission if the nature, scope, or extent of copying is judged by the library to exceed the reasonable limits of fair use. Faculty must obtain permission or pay appropriate royalties in order to place copies of longer works (or substantial portions of longer works) on reserve.
Capitol Copiers in Montpelier (802-223-0500)?X Press in Stowe (802-253-9788)
*Please note that the storage of course reserve boxes (upstairs in the library) containing articles, pamphlets, and other materials, is not a common practice. Faculty members are responsible for the continued maintenance and updating of these boxes.
Adopted by the Library Committee: 11/7/2006