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Library Public Services: Library Reserves

This guide is a one-stop shop for all the services provided by the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University

Library Reserves

Public Services, Circulation, Reserves, Check-out

What are Reserves?

CML Reserves is a collection of course-related materials supplemental to classroom instruction. Professors, instructors, or teaching assistants can place library-owned or personal-copy materials on reserve.
All reserve materials and scanning service materials must follow fair use rights and copyright law. Due to copyright restrictions, course packets cannot be placed on reserve.

For questions, contact the Reserves Supervisor, Connie Cree- 812.237.2543

Faculty / Instructor Materials

E-Reserves & Scanning Services

Canvas Scanning Service / eReserves

  • The library offers a scanning service for articles and other short texts for instructors to upload to Canvas courses.

  • The library places on reserve only items that are required reading; recommended readings should not be requested for reserves.

  • We can scan portions of personal copies or library-owned materials that fulfill pedagogical requirements for a course and fall under fair use

  • Fill out the Request Scan for Canvas form and bring it to the library

  • Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the faculty member posting the content. For guidance on fair use and when to seek permissions please consult the CML Fair Use LibGuide and Asking for Permissions by clicking each button below.

  • Materials on eReserve may be fair use if the material is posted only for the amount of time it is used in class and removed promptly thereafter. If you plan to use this method and don't know how to set an availability timeframe in Canvas, please consult with our Reserves person, or Canvas Services at x7000.

  • Access will be limited to the instructors and students registered for the course and will be available via Canvas only.

  • Electronic files should be removed from Canvas when they are no longer used for reserve services.

  • The library will not fulfill scanning requests if they are in violation of copyright. Library staff reserves the right to deny any request if the request infringes on copyright.

CML Fair Use LibGuide

Asking for Permissions

Download Course Scanning Form

Personal Materials

Personal Materials

We will place your personal materials on Reserve. The Library is not liable if personal copies are lost; however, Reserve staff will contact the patron concerning replacement charges, which are consistent with Library fine policies. To use this service, please click the button below to download the Form for placing personal copies on reserve and bring the item and the form to the library.

Download Reserve Form

Library-Owned Materials

Library-owned Materials

Reserve Desk staff will pull Library books for placement on Reserve. Please provide us with a list of the books and their call numbers on the Form for placing library-owned items on reserve. The form for placing material on electronic Reserve may be found at: Library Owned Materials form.

Download Reserve Form

More Information

Other Information

The period of time required for processing a Reserve list varies according to the volume of Reserve requests, availability of materials, and delays in retrieving books on loan. Please keep in mind that processing delays increase during the beginning of each semester when the number of requests is high.

Lists will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Submit a request form at least 1 week prior to the time an assignment is announced to the students.

Please do not request more than 30 items for a course without consulting with the Reserve staff about how you would like the items prioritized.