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Library Services for Distance Education and Online Courses: E-Reserves Policy

Electronic Reserves are provided to assist UofL online and distance education courses in accessing article and book content electronically for academic, non-commercial purposes only. We reserve the right to make policy changes as needed.

E-Reserves Explained

This service is for UofL instructors teaching online and distance education courses. Reserves include links to full-text articles or book chapter selections.

Ekstrom Library places reserves on a library course guide.

How to Request E-Reserves

Please allow 2 weeks for processing. Our office will email instructors and students directions on accessing the page. Requests can be made 1 semester prior to your teaching the course.

The maximum number of items that can be put on reserve is 20 for each course. 

Book Chapters

Copyright allows 10% of the work to be scanned and reproduced online. This does not include electronic books.


Coursepack material may not be reproduced electronically.

E-Reserves Contact

Jason Friedman

Jason Friedman

Distance Learning Library Services / Document Delivery Assistant

Ekstrom Library

Copyright Notice

Copyright laws restrict frequency of use and types of sources that can be reproduced electronically; thus, many of these stipulations are non-negotiable.

Instructors should review the Copyright Checklist and the Copyright Law published by the United States Copyright Office to determine whether content usage is allowable. 

The UofL Libraries reserve the right to refuse requests that conflict with the UofL Libraries' interpretation of copyright law.

Direct questions about copyright to: Dwayne Buttler, Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at 502.852.3128 or