Course Reserve Policy

General Policies

In support of classroom instruction, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library offers Course Reserve Services to the faculty of the University of Louisville.

  • Materials for required course reading or viewing can be placed on reserve using the Course Reserve Form or by delivering the items in person to the library's Circulation Desk.
  • Requests must be received at least three (3) working days prior to the date material is needed to ensure that the material will be ready.
  • All faculty will be required to verify that they are submitting their reserves in good faith by initialing the copyright compliance box on the Course Reserve Request Form. The library reserves the right to refuse any course reserve request if it conflicts with the staff’s interpretation of copyright law.

Electronic Reserves

The laws governing copyright restrict the frequency and sources of items reproduced electronically. For that reason, many of these stipulations are non-negotiable. Restrictions on basis of copyright do not apply to U.S. Government Documents or items in the public domain.

  • Items on electronic reserve may be used only once without explicit permission from the copyright holder. To obtain permission, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at 852-5099.
  • No more than two titles or chapters from the same book or collective work, or two articles per periodical issue may be placed on reserve per semester.
  • No items intended to be consumable may be reproduced electronically; this includes standardized tests and workbook excerpts.
  • Materials appearing in a course pak and interlibrary loans may not be reproduced electronically.
  • All electronic reserves are posted to Blackboard. For help with Blackboard please contact the Delphi center at (502) 852-4319.

Hard Copy Reserves

Items that can be placed on Course Reserve include:

  • Any books owned by the U of L libraries, unless the item is already on reserve in another library.
  • Instructor's Personal Copies
  • Other personal items such as Syllabi, Lecture notes, Exams.
  • Videos
  • DVD or CD-Roms