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Course Reserves Information for Faculty

Reserve Request Form

Q. What are Course Reserves?
A. Course Reserves, or reserve readings, are books, journal articles, DVDs, or other items that instructors place on hold for students at EKU Libraries and support the instructional requirements of your specific course(s). 

Q. How do I place an item on reserve?
A. Please complete the Reserves Request form to begin the process.  Read more about placing items on reserve.

Q. How do my students check out reserves?
A. Books, videos and other physical items are checked out from the library with an EKU ID or current photo ID.  Online reserves are accessed via the Blackboard course page for your class.

Q. What is the checkout period for reserve items?
A. Physical items on reserve in one of the EKU Libraries may be checked out for two hours, two days, or seven days.  Two hour items can be limited to in-library use only.  This limit is determined by you, the instructor.  EKU Libraries reserves the right to adjust loan periods for library-owned materials placed on reserve.

Q. Can I place my textbook on reserve?
A. If needed, you can place textbooks within the collection for a short period of time. Textbook reserves should not be placed in lieu of student purchases.

Q. Is this legal?
A. EKU Libraries adheres to the Copyright Law of the United States and the fair use guidelines when placing materials within the Course Reserve Collection. 

Q. Where can I get more information about copyright?
A. Please visit our Copyright Research Guide.  For more information contact or call (859) 622-2068.

Q. Where can I get more information about reserves?
A. Please email Cherrelle Harris at or call (859) 622-1790.

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