For Students - Course Reserve Use Policies
The Georgetown University Library provides reserve services to ensure access to core course readings that, due to high demand, would not otherwise be available to all students in a class.
Students may borrow up to three reserve items at one time. Reserve items are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve items cannot be held, recalled, or renewed. To be considerate of other students, please return reserve readings on time.
Faculty may request that a print copy of materials selected for electronic reserve will remain available at the circulation desk for students to use. The electronic version of those materials will be available via the Web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for student access.
Print reserves are located at the main circulation desk of the Library. Reserve checkouts are available during opening hours. Print Reserves consist of:
- Books owned by the Qatar or Main campus Libraries that are assigned as required or supplemental readings for courses;
- Faculty members' personal copies of materials for their courses;
- Photocopied articles placed in a single notebook for the course;
- At least one copy of every required textbook.
Most items can only be checked out for short-term use by currently registered students and faculty members. Reserve items are loaned for 4 hours, 1 day or 3 days.
If you have questions about accessibility of electronic reserve course materials, please contact the staff at 974-4457-8280 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Faculty - Copyright Policies and Guidelines for Course Reserves
The Library considers the Reserve service to be an extension of the classroom and therefore, Reserve policies are based on fair use as outlined in the Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-For-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals and The American Library Association's Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research and Library Reserve Use.
Telephone 974-4457-8493 Email: email@example.com
- In order to adhere to the Copyright Act of 1976, the Library will require that all faculty members placing photocopies or copies of other media on Reserve sign this copyright waiver statement:
I have reviewed and understand the Georgetown University publication, Copyright Issues in Higher Education : A Guide for Georgetown Faculty and the Library's Course Reserve Copyright Policy (this document). Consistent with these policies, I request the library make available to students in this course the requested media or reproductions cited and listed. I realize that I may be responsible for any infringement of the Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17 U.S.C.) that results from my noncompliance with the Guide and Policy. By signing below, I verify that I am responsible for the placement of these items on reserve (check one and sign).Reserve staff, in good faith, assumes the necessary copyright permission is granted or pending upon signature
Complies with Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. et seq.), or
Permission to copy has been granted by the copyright holder.
- The Library will request copies of, and will keep on file, the copyright permission letters for any reserve requests if the materials are:
- Photocopies of articles compiled to create, replace, or substitute for an anthology, compilation or collective work;
- Photocopies of, or from, "consumable" works, including workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, test booklets, answer sheets, etc.;
- Photocopies of an entire book or an entire issue of a journal.
- All Reserve photocopies will be stamped with a notice of copyright.
- All photocopies are the property of the faculty member requesting Reserve status for the materials. Therefore all reserve materials will be removed from Reserve at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).
- A maximum of one copy can be placed on Reserve for every 10 - 15 students in a course.
This site presents information about copyright law. The Library makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, but does not offer it as legal advice. Consult the Office of University Counsel or your own attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.
For Faculty - Placing Books & Articles on Course Reserves
Georgetown University's Qatar Campus Library provides course reserve services to ensure access to core required class readings that, due to high demand, would not otherwise be available to all students in a class. Reserve services places both books and electronic reserves (e-reserves) materials at your request.
Use This Service:
- Electronic Reserves: There is no limit to the number of core required e-reserves readings a faculty member may have on reserve. Limits apply to the amount of an in-copyright item that may be scanned or photocopied. An e-reserve is a single title of a book chapter, a journal article, or professors' notes, syllabi, or handouts. Note:
- a. Entire books cannot be scanned and placed on e-reserve. Limit requests to one chapter or 10% from each book. Chapters are listed by their title (one chapter cannot be taken down in order to post a second chapter);
- Single articles from journal issues. Electronic versions will be used whenever possible. If the library does not have the article, we will order a copy.
- We cannot scan items of unknown origin. All photocopies must include the complete bibliographic citation on the photocopy itself. (For books- author, title, publisher, date, edition and ISBN. For book chapters include pagination. For articles- author, title, journal, year, volume, issue and pagination).
- Books: There is no limit to the number of core required books a professor may place on course. If the library does not have the book, a copy will be ordered. Personal copies of books can also be placed on reserve.
- Blackboard: A link from the professors' course reserves on the library's home page to the professors' Blackboard courses will be created under the Blackboard's Course Tools functionality. This link is now active, but older classes may need to have this functionality enabled. If you need assistance in activating your course reserves in Blackboard, please email access services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submitting Reserve Forms:
- Electronic Reserve:
- Book Reserves (personal and/or library owned ):
- Submit Library Course Reserve Request Form and Course syllabus
To expedite your request, please bring books and photocopies (preferably scanned and saved on a flash drive) when turning in the reserve form. Request forms, Articles and chapters can also be sent as PDFs to email@example.com. Requests will be processed in the order received. Please note, during high volume times, such as the start of the semester, it can take 3-5 days to complete a requested list. For this reason, it is recommended that you submit your list as soon as possible.