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Info for Faculty: Reserves

The Info for Faculty page is designed to help connect PLNU full-time and adjunct faculty members with the resources, contact information, and other materials they need most frequently from the library.

Overview

Ryan Library offers faculty the opportunity to place course-related items on library reserve, provided that use of the material complies with US Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107) and the fair use guidelines. Placing materials on reserve allows many students to access the same books, lecture notes, or other materials within a short timeframe. 

Reserve materials are stored at the library's front desk and circulate for limited time periods ranging from 1 hour to 2 days.

Please contact copyright@pointloma.edu with questions regarding copyright and your class materials.

Copyright on Campus

A more extensive discussion of copyright and library reserve material is available in the Ryan Library guide, Copyright on Campus.

Reserve Material

A completed Reserve request form must accompany materials submitted for Reserve. Items may be cross-listed for multiple courses if needed. Please allow 2 business days to prepare items for circulation; processing time may be longer during high-volume periods.

  • Optional readings are rarely used; when possible, limit Reserve items to required readings.
  • Circulating books owned by the library may be placed on Reserve.
  • Course texts will be accepted as Reserve items but will not be purchased by the library.

Restrictions on items to be submitted:

  • Photocopied materials will not be accepted for Reserve.
  • Due to shelving constraints, limit submissions to 25 items per course (max. of 2 copies per title).
  • Periodicals and reference books are non-circulating and may not be placed on Reserve.