Course Reserves Placing and Removing Policy

Fill Out the Reserve Form

Placing Materials on Reserve:

Course Reserves are class-related materials selected by faculty to support the university’s academic programs.

Reserve materials may include:

  • Books from the Library’s collections
  • Faculty member’s personal copy of books or journals.
  • Folders containing photocopies of specific journal articles or book chapters provided by the faculty member.
  • Photocopies of non-copyrighted materials such as class notes, tests, etc.
  • Audiovisual materials

The library staff strives to process all faculty requests for course reserves in a timely manner possible and in conformance to copyright law, as required by the UCF Office of the General Counsel.

  • Print materials can be put on reserve at the John C. Hitt Library on the 2nd floor at the Circulation Desk, at the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), or at the Rosen Library.
  • Media items can be put on reserve at the John C. Hitt Library on 2nd floor at the Circulation Desk, at the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), or the Rosen Library.

Instructors must complete a Reserve Form and submit it to the Circulation desk at the John C. Hitt Library, the CMC, or the Rosen Library. Copies of the form are also available at the service desks at each of these libraries. Library staff will pull library owned books or media items from the Library shelves for placement on Reserves.

Personal items or any reproductions of materials to be placed on Reserves must be delivered in person to the library or emailed to The Library must have a completed Reserve form for any emailed items sent to Reserve. Emailed items must include all of the requested information listed below. When completing the form, the expiration date, office room number, and email address are important. This information is used to ensure timely removal and return of materials to the faculty member. Incomplete forms are held with the materials until complete information is obtained from the professor.

Provide all requested information for each item to be placed on reserve:

  • Complete citation for each journal article the student is expected to read.
  • Complete citation for each chapter excerpted from a complete work.
  • Complete citation for all personal books provided.
  • All photocopied items MUST include a copy of the original copyright statement from the photocopied work (see section 108(a) (3) of U.S. Copyright Law).

Copyright for reserves:

  • All reserve materials must comply with copyright laws.  See our Copyright Policies page for more information.

Removal of Materials from Reserve

All materials are removed from Reserve at the end of the semester. Personal copies, including all file folders, are returned to faculty at this time. Unless otherwise requested, the address listed on the Reserve form will be used to mail materials. The Library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items placed on Reserves.

Questions about Reserves

For questions or assistance with course reserves, contact the Circulation department at the John C. Hitt Library, the staff at the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), or the staff at the Rosen Library.

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