The Sueltenfuss Library provides online access to readings requested by faculty for their courses via Electronic Reserves course management software. Materials placed on reserve must provide a pedagogical or educational purpose. For best results, the usage of Firefox or Chrome browsers is advised.
All document requests must abide by fair use guidelines and comply with Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code). To determine what is fair use, please refer to the Library Copyright Policy for Course Reserves. The University recommends the usage of library- license, public domain, or open access content rather than copyrighted materials that will require payment of copyright fees.
Timeline for course creation
8 weeks in advance to course start date; at minimum 4 weeks.
Requests received less than 4 weeks prior to start date will be processed ASAP.
For all new and cloned courses, please provide the following information:
1. Instructor Name
2. Email Address
4. Course Name and Number (with section if applicable)
5. Course start and end dates
6. Course Reading List in APA format
7. Course Syllabus (if available)
Courses are password protected and only currently registered students have access to the course page.
Course content will be removed after the course ends. Faculty must inform the Library before the end of the current semester if items must remain on electronic reserve for the succeeding semester.
Allowed Course Documents
- Materials are owned by the instructor (e.g., course syllabi, reading lists, lectures).
- Materials which have entered the public domain.
- Copyright permission has been obtained from the owner (documentation needed) of the materials to be made available through electronic reserve.
- The materials are made available under a license that authorizes the University to make them available through e-reserves either by linking or posting the material on a course website (e.g. library databases, library guides, library tutorials).
- Materials which qualify as "Fair Use" under copyright law.
- Materials (articles, books, book chapters, etc.) requested through inter-library loan (Get It 4 Me) will not be placed on electronic course reserve due to copyright law adherence.
Course Page Creation
- After the faculty member has designated the course readings and media to be placed on electronic course reserve, faculty will then submit the requests to the Library.
- Please provide full and correct citations for each reading title in APA format.
- Documents will be posted in alphabetical order and arranged by folders corresponding to the respective syllabus for each course.
- If faculty desires that documents not be posted in folders, they would need to specify that information to their designers.
- Readings from required textbook(s) will not be posted.
- Articles will be posted in PDF format.
- Links will be inserted for free media such as YouTube.