Copyright Information for Reserves
Traditional Paper Reserves
Materials placed on traditional reserve are available to students in paper form at the institution's library. Your librarian can place purchased materials on reserve without obtaining copyright permission. However, making multiple copies of these materials and placing those copies on reserve does require copyright permission, in most cases.
While the Copyright Act does not specifically address library reserves, standards do exist for paper-based reserves. These standards are based on the Copyright Act's fair use provision. When evaluating copyright requirements for library reserves weigh the fair use factors as they apply to your particular situation.
The American Library Association (ALA) has endorsed the following standards for sharing copyrighted material through paper-based reserves:
Using Content: Library Reserves (Traditional Paper Reserves), Copyright Clearance Center, accessed 08/31/2017.