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APU Electronic Reserves: Overview of Electronic Course Reserves

This guide was originally created by Sue Aspley.

Overview of Electronic Course Reserves

Faculty members may place materials within the libraries electronic course reserves.  This is usually for resources not available through the APU subscription databases.  Any materials placed on reserves must be compliant with United States Copyright Law.  See the copyright tab for more information.  This briefly means the faculty member either owns the rights to the materials, has obtained permission to use the materials or believes the materials fall within a legal exemption (fair use).

What can be placed on electronic reserve:

  • Books - more specifically chapters
  • Journal articles wherein a link is unavailable
  • Personal articles or scholarly papers that are owned
  • Student papers with permission of the student.

The materials will be placed on electronic reserve for one academic semester.  After one semester they will be removed and an additional request is required.

It is requested that faculty give the libraries 72 hours notice to prepare the materials and make them available on the website.

A library form must be completed by the faculty member and submitted along with the materials.  The form is available on the library website: