Bound copy: We allow up to 25 bound copy items at any one time per instructor per course. This includes books, bound journals (from Ekstrom only) and bound classroom documents. Journals are limited to 5 volumes per semester. No course packs or interlibrary loans may be placed on reserve. Textbooks may be placed on 2-hour closed reserve only.
Video: Videos may be placed on reserve at the West Service Desk of Ekstrom Library; please note that policies for media items differ from policies for other items. Maximum: 25 videos at any one time per instructor per course.
Electronic: Because most classes are already providing access to course reading materials through Blackboard, Ekstrom Library has discontinued this service.
Book Chapter/Print Articles: As of 2017 Ekstrom Library no longer carries hardcopy versions of Book Chapters or Articles. However you can reserve online versions via Ereserves.
Ereserve: This service is for UofL instructors teaching online and distance education courses. Reserves include links to full-text articles or book chapter selections. For more information please visit this guide: https://library.louisville.edu/distance/ereserves
Ekstrom Library requires all faculty placing items on course reserve to review the Fair Use Law and Fair Use Explanation published by the United States Copyright Office. For your convenience, a checklist is available to help you determine whether or not your selection is likely allowable under copyright law. For each reserve item, please print a copy of this checklist, fill it out and keep it for your records. It is not necessary to turn it in. All faculty will be required to verify that they are submitting their reserves in good faith by initialing their assent on the course reserve web form. The library reserves the right to refuse any course reserve request if it conflicts with the staff’s interpretation of copyright law.
Reserve Items may either be library-owned materials or legally obtained personal copies. Ekstrom library is not responsible for the loss or damage to personal copies
Please submit a course reserve request form at the beginning of every semester. No standing reserves are permitted.
Items wanted for less than three weeks will be considered holds and won't be processed as Reserves.
If you have any questions about course reserves, contact our course reserve specialist at 502.852.7589. If the specialist is unavailable and your question is urgent, you may call the Ekstrom Library West Service Desk at 502.852.6757 and ask for any staff member.
Last day for submitting course reserves:
Materials submitted after these dates cannot be added for the current semester.
Ekstrom Library limits the number of items that a professor can place on reserve to 25 books and 25 DVDs.