Course Reserves


Adelphi University Libraries follow the “fair use” guidelines endorsed by the American Library Association. Websites with links to resources and guidelines for fair use, the Teach Act, the Digital Materials Copyright Act (DMCA), and in determining when works are out of copyright in the public domain, include the following:

» Search for Reserve
» Submit Reserve Request

Things to know before submitting an eReserve request

  • Fair use guidelines limit reproduction of material to no more than 10% of the total work, and no more than one article per journal title for each course.
  • No articles or book chapters will be accepted without a full citation.
  • Any article that can be found through the Libraries’ online databases and/or electronic journals will not be accepted for e-reserve. You can use citation linker to find out if an article is available online.
  • Adelphi is restricted to posting on reserve a total of five articles per journal title. This total is shared among all courses. This means that if five professors have already requested to post five different articles from the same journal, we cannot post any more articles from that journal.
  • All requests must be followed up with a physical copy to be delivered either in person or via interoffice mail to the Access Services Desk located on the first floor of the Swirbul Library. All copies to be placed on reserve must be supplied by the requestor and should be single-sided. No copies will be returned.
  • All reserve items will be removed at the end of the semester and will not be placed on reserve again unless copyright clearance is obtained from the publisher. Faculty is responsible for obtaining this clearance before resubmitting materials. Proof of clearance is required at time of resubmission.
  • There is a limit of no more than 25 reserve items per course. Faculty with submissions exceeding this limit should consider arranging for a course pack. for more information, call 516.877.3967.

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