Faculty Reserves

Faculty Reserve Form

(Please bring any personal materials to be placed on reserve to the library Circulation Desk)

Reserve items may be done two different ways:

  • Electronic Reserves
  • Paper/book(s) and AVs at the Circulation Desk

Electronic Reserves

Electronic reserves will allow students and faculty to access course reserves 24 hours a day. The materials will be accessible both on and off campus to Cedarville University faculty and students. In most cases, material will be password protected to limit access to those individuals enrolled in the class.

What Can Be Placed on Electronic Reserve
A wide variety of materials may be placed on electronic reserve. These can include articles, book chapters, class syllabi, homework problems, worksheets, assignments and lecture notes. 

How to submit Materials for Electronic Reserves

  • Complete Reserve form
  • Please bring any personal materials to be placed on reserve to the library Circulation Desk.
  • Please allow a week for processing. Materials will be processed in the order they are received. You will be notified when materials are available.

Printed documents that need to be scanned work best when they meet the following requirements:

  • Clean, first generation copies
  • No more than 20 pages per document (the longer the document - the longer it takes to load)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 paper with at least 1/2 inch margin on all four sides
  • Single-sided copy
  • No holes or staples (paper clips would be preferred)

How to Access an Electronic Reserve Document
Electronic reserves can be accessed by clicking on 'Reserves' on the navigation buttons on the left side of the library web page. Users may search using the professor's name or course name to locate course materials. In accordance with copyright regulations, most documents will be password protected. The password assigned to each class will be provided to the professors so that they may communicate it to the students in the classes.

Paper/Book(s) and Audiovisual Reserve

Professors who wish to place audiovisuals, papers or books on traditional reserve at the Circulation Desk still have that option. The professor determines the type of reserve:

Strict reserve - these materials do not leave the Library
One day reserve - may be checked out any time one day and returned any time the following day
Three day reserve - may be checked out any time one day and returned three days later.

How to Place Materials on Reserve at the Circulation Desk

  • Complete the Reserve form
  • Please bring any personal materials to be placed on reserve to the library Circulation Desk.
  • Please allow a week for processing. Materials will be processed in the order they are received. You will be notified when materials are available.

Students must have a valid Cedarville University ID to use these reserve materials.

Copyright and Fair Use

In an effort to better abide by copyright guidelines as they apply to reserves, we ask you to use the following criteria when determining if "fair use" applies to your photocopied materials.

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use if of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit education purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work

Copied materials can typically be placed on reserve under the "fair use" guidelines for one semester. (Title 17 USCS secs 107) To place copyrighted material on reserve for additional semesters, we will need to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

The university's policy on copyrighted material can be found in the faculty handbook on page 65.

In cases of placing students' papers on reserve, we recommend that you receive written permission from the student. A Student Permission form (PDF) is available for you to use.