Within the course reserves system, it is easier than ever for the library to provide digital resources to our students. Articles we have access to can be directly linked, websites or videos (e.g. a YouTube link) can be added, and PDF excerpts can be uploaded for students to download and access themselves.
It is important to remember that we are bound by Copyright and Fair Use policies. We will not be able to scan and post an entire book online for students to access, however we can scan individual chapters provided we stay within Fair Use. If you're uncertain about how much material you can post online, or what limitations are in place, don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions.
If the library does not have access to a book, we can either purchase the item, or we can accept personal copies of items to be placed on temporary reserve for the duration of the course for students to access. If you choose to place a personal copy on reserve, then:
Though every effort is made to ensure the security of personal copies, the library is not responsible for lost or damaged items.