- Using Electronic Reserves
- Borrowing Reserves
- Finding Reserves
Many faculty members put books, journal articles, and other materials that are required or recommended reading on Reserve in the libraries either in print or electronic format. In the Health Sciences Libraries, a core collection of basic text books and other key materials are also kept on Reserve.
For books, DVDs, videos, and other print Reserves at Hagerty, Hahnemann, and Queen Lane Libraries, the Reserve collections are located at the circulation desks.
Alternatively, for physical books and DVD’s, search the catalog by author or title.
- Present a current, valid Drexel University ID card.
- 3 item limit unless instructor indicates otherwise (Hagerty only).
- Return all materials to the Reserve Desk (Hagerty) or circulation desk (Health Sciences Libraries).
- Immediately report the loss of materials; patrons are responsible for all library materials checked out on their cards.
- Reserves are available all hours that the libraries are open.
- Overdue fines are automatically charged to the patron record.
- Fines for in-house use items and overnight items are calculated at $1.00 per hour, plus $10.00 if not returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
- Note: Borrowing privileges and remote access services are discontinued when fines reach $10.00.
For Electronic Reserves, use the Course Reserve section in Blackboard Learn under your course. An additional password will be provided by the instructor to access streaming media.
The Drexel University Libraries comply with United States copyright law. Materials are made available in accordance with "fair use" as defined in Section 107: Limitations on Exclusive Use: Fair Use (Title 17, U.S. Code). To date there is no consistent, generally agreed upon interpretation of Fair Use in the Electronic Reserve environment. So, following what we believe to be the "best practices," the libraries have adopted the following policies and procedures:
- The Electronic Reserve System will be limited to the Drexel University community of students, faculty and staff.
- The following copyright warning appears on each authentication page:
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
- At the end of each course, all items in the Electronic Reserve System will be suppressed from view, unless they do not fall under copyright protection or unless copyright permission has been granted by the publisher.
Note that there are no restrictions on placing articles from the Libraries' electronic book or journal collections on Electronic Reserve.
Copyright notice for Course Reserves
Pursuant to the federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code), it is preemptively unlawful to reproduce, distribute, or publicly display any copyrighted work (or any substantial portion thereof) without the permission of the copyright owner. The statute, however, recognizes a fair use defense that has the effect of excusing an act of copyright infringement. It is the intention of the Library to act within the parameters of the fair use defense in allowing limited posting of copyrighted materials in Electronic Course Reserve areas such as this one. It is the intention of the Library, moreover, that such materials be made available solely for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research, and that any further reproduction of such materials by students, by printing or downloading, be limited to such purposes. Any further reproduction of copyrighted materials made from this computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited.
Content Editor: Shawn Woodson
Last Updated: 09/20/2012