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COVID-19, Course Reserves and Fall 2020

Due to the risks of sharing physical items without a quarantine period for them, we will not be maintaining course reserve items in the traditional sense at least through Fall 2020.

 

Most titles currently on reserve will be checked out on a first come, first serve basis to students or faculty.

 

Additionally, we are happy to investigate whether online versions of these items are available for library purchase if you think it will better serve your students. Please note that publishers do not always allow institutional purchases for certain titles, like textbooks, but we’re happy to look up any title to find out.

 

To expedite this process, please make a Library Express request for the course reserve items you need for this fall and make a note on the request letting us know that an online version of this item is needed for a class. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your library liaison or contact Library Express directly at express.library@eku.edu

Course Reserves Information for Students

Q. What are Course Reserves?
A. Course Reserves, or reserve readings, are books, journal articles, DVDs, or other items that your instructor places on hold for you at EKU Libraries and support the instructional requirements of your specific course(s). 

Q. How do I check out an item on reserve?
A. Items can be checked out from the library using your EKU ID or current photo ID.

Q. How long can I have an item that is on reserve?
A. Books, videos and other physical items are placed on reserve for short periods of time, from two hours to a few days.  Some materials must be used only in the library.

Course Reserves Information for Faculty

Reserve Request Form

Q. What are Course Reserves?
A. Course Reserves, or reserve readings, are books, journal articles, DVDs, or other items that instructors place on hold for students at EKU Libraries and support the instructional requirements of your specific course(s). 

Q. How do I place an item on reserve?
A. Please complete the Reserves Request form to begin the process.  Read more about placing items on reserve.

Q. How do my students check out reserves?
A. Books, videos and other physical items are checked out from the library with an EKU ID or current photo ID.  Online reserves are accessed via the Blackboard course page for your class.

Q. What is the checkout period for reserve items?
A. Physical items on reserve in one of the EKU Libraries may be checked out for two hours, two days, or seven days.  Two hour items can be limited to in-library use only.  This limit is determined by you, the instructor.  EKU Libraries reserves the right to adjust loan periods for library-owned materials placed on reserve.

Q. Can I place my textbook on reserve?
A. If needed, you can place textbooks within the collection for a short period of time. Textbook reserves should not be placed in lieu of student purchases.

Q. Is this legal?
A. EKU Libraries adheres to the Copyright Law of the United States and the fair use guidelines when placing materials within the Course Reserve Collection. 

Q. Where can I get more information about copyright?
A. Please visit our Copyright Research Guide.  For more information contact Linda.Sizemore@eku.edu or call (859) 622-2068.

Q. Where can I get more information about reserves?
A. Please email Cherrelle Harris at cherrelle.harris@eku.edu or call (859) 622-1790.

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