The purpose of the reserve collection is to provide increased availability of course materials for students. Instructors can place their personal textbooks, media items, and articles on reserve for limited checkout times. All of these items must be compliant with the library reserve guidelines and the Copyright Revision Act of 1976. Library owned items may also be placed on reserve. Reserves are kept behind the circulation desk. They are searchable by title, course number, or instructor name.
Materials must be acceptable under the Chemeketa Library reserve guidelines and the Copyright Revision Act of 1976 before being placed in the collection. According to Fair Use, the following factors must be considered when duplicating materials for reserve:
It is the responsibility of the instructor to obtain permission from the publisher of copyright protected materials. Once permission is granted, a copy of the letter of permission must be given to the library along with the reserve item. The following links will take you to Sharepoint for additional information concerning copyright law.
Instructors may place items on reserve at any time by bringing the materials to the reserve desk and filling out a short form. This form is also available on the library's employee site Reserves section. It is important to fill out the form completely, as any omissions may cause delays. Reserves are handled in order of receipt. Please allow a minimum of two days for processing.
Materials may be placed on reserve for the following check-out periods: 2 hours (these items are not allowed to leave the library), 4 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 1 week, two weeks, and when necessary, 1 term.
Reserves will be reviewed by library staff at the end of each term, instructors will be contacted, and reserve items will be either extended for an additional term or sent back to the instructor. The instructor who originally submitted the items may make changes to their reserves or have them taken off reserve at any time.
All reserve items will be given barcodes, security strips, and call numbers. A certain amount of wear can be expected.
Disclaimer: The Chemeketa library is not responsible for damaged, missing, and/or lost personal or departmental copies while on reserve, though we make every effort to secure all materials. If a personal or departmental copy is lost or damaged, the faculty contact will be notified and asked to make a decision to replace or withdraw the item from reserve. If the library is able to collect fees for the damaged or lost property, the faculty member or department will be reimbursed as appropriate.
For information on electronic reserves, please see E-Reserves on the employee Reserves page.