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Electronic Reserves  

Guide for faculty on submitted electronic reserve lists
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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Course Reserves

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Dimond Library Reserve Services
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Electronic Reserve Form

The Electronic Reserve service of Dimond Library offers a scanning & linking service to Blackboard-trained faculty. Please review the guidelines on this page, and if this sounds like a service you would like to utilize, please fill out the ELECTRONIC Reserve Request Form. You may print the form and bring it to the Circulation Desk, or you may email us the form as an attachment.


Submitting Electronic Reserve Lists

Full citations for all articles must be submitted each semester. Incomplete citations or lack of citations prevent us from processing your requests under copyright regulations. Material is removed at the end of the semester and is not automatically reactivated; faculty must re-submit requests for future semester. 

Due to the volume of reserve requests we receive at the beginning of the semester, articles/materials must be submitted early to be processed in a timely fashion for the coming semester. Requests should be submitted 1-2 weeks prior to when they are needed because of the large number of items used each semester.

You may also email us the complete citations at instead of using the submission form. For each item we will need ALL of the following:

Title of Article/Chapter

Author of Article/Chapter

Page Numbers


Title of Source Journal/Book

Author/Editor of Source Book OR

Journal Volume no. & Issue no./date

Due to copyright restrictions, we must adhere to a strict limit of no more than one chapter from each book; the chapter may not constitute more than 10% of the book. If we must obtain copyright permission and it is denied or the royalty fee is unusually high, we will have to remove the item.

We can scan directly from books or photocopies.We cannot scan works intended to be consumable in the course of study, i.e. workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, etc. Student papers must be submitted with the permission of the student and with the identifying information removed.


Accessing Electronic Reserve Lists

Faculty are emailed the URL to an index page set up like a bibliographic reference list; each citation is hyperlinked to the matching scan/full-text. You must then create a link to that URL through your course’s Blackboard page. Do NOT give out this URL; access to copyrighted materials must be restricted to students who can log in to your course using Blackboard. Reserve staff do not have the ability to access your Blackboard page to create the link for you.  However, if you have any questions or discover a malfunctioning link, please email us or call 862-3125.

Exams will be scanned and made available electronically from the library catalog.


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