Distance Learning Library Services (DLLS) E-Reserves Policy

DLLS E-Reserves are provided to assist UL online and distance education courses in accessing article and book content electronically for academic, non-commercial purposes only. We reserve the right to make policy changes as needed.

E-Reserves Explained

    This service is for UL instructors teaching online and distance education courses. Reserves include links to full-text articles or book chapter selections.

    DLLS places reserves on a library course guide: Sample Course Guides

      How to Request E-Reserves

      Complete the E-Reserve Request Form.

      Please allow 2 weeks for processing. DLLS will email instructor's and students directions on accessing the page. Requests can be made 1 semester prior to your teaching the course.

      Number of Items on E-Reserve

      20 total items can be put on reserve for each course taught.

      Book Chapters

      Copyright allows 10% of the work to be scanned and reproduced online. This does not include electronic books.


      Coursepack material may not be reproduced electronically.

      Copyright Notice:

      Direct copyright questions to the Copyright Permission Services in the Ekstrom Library.

      Copyright laws restrict frequency of use and types of sources that can be reproduced electronically. Thus, many of these stipulations are non-negotiable.

      Instructors should review the Copyright Checklist pdf and the Fair Use Law published by the United States Copyright Office to determine whether content usage is allowable.

      DLLS reserves the right to refuse requests that conflicts with the UL Libraries interpretation of copyright law.