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Reserve materials can be library-owned or personal copies; most are made available to students for 2-hour in-library use, but instructors may allow overnight chekout for their own personal copies. The list of items on reserve for your class will be listed in the Library's online collection catalog under both your name and the course number/name.

Please note that the Library does not purchase any textbooks; those should come from the instructor or department.

Placing Materials on Reserve:

  • Complete a Reserve Request form for all items to be placed on reserve (multiple items can be on same form) and submit along with the reserve materials. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • If any CCC Library-owned items are to go onto reserve, please give full title, author(s), and call number so that staff can easily locate the items.
  • Reserve materials should be submitted at least TWO weeks before the start of a semester to give staff time to get them processed for the start of classes. Reserve requests can, of course, be submited any time during a semester, but keep in mind that staff may need up to 5 working days to process them so please do not tell students the items are available until you have been notified they are ready for use.
  • The use of photocopies is subject to copyright laws. Fair Use guidelines allow certain uses, for limited amounts of time; in essence, the same photocopies may not be used semester after semester. See The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for more information.

    If using magazine or journal articles, consider making links to specific articles from one of the Library's databases to your InSite Portal page or D2L page. Copyright would be covered since the articles would be from a subscription database, and students would have access to them from anywhere connected to the web. Most databases provide a persistent link (different from the URL shown in the address box). If you have questions about this or need assistance, please ask Judy Flum, Andrew Kuo, or Ellen Geringer.


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