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This page provides information for faculty interested in placing materials for courses on reserve in the Music Library.

Guidelines for Submission

The Music Library encourages all faculty interested placing materials on reserve to review the Fair Use Explanations and Fair Use Guidelines published by the United States Copyright Office.

  1. Materials appropriate for Course Reserve

    1. Materials from the Music Library

      1. Any material held by the Music Library may be placed on reserve.
      2. Items checked out by other library users will be recalled and placed on reserve upon their return.
    2. Materials from other University Libraries

      1. Materials held in any of the University libraries (Ekstrom, Kornhauser, Law, and Art) may be placed on reserve in the Music Library unless the item is already on reserve in another library, or belongs to a collection that does not circulate.
      2. The Course Reserve Supervisor will request the item(s) from the other library and place them on reserve upon arrival.
    3. Personally or Departmentally owned materials

      1. Items owned by individual instructors or their respective departments may be placed on reserve under the same restrictions as library materials.
      2. The Music Library and the University of Louisville do not accept responsibility for damaged or lost personal or department materials. Be aware that some reserve items circulate frequently and may be damaged from frequent use.
    4. Photocopies

      The laws governing copyright restrict the number, frequency, and sources of photocopies that may be placed on reserve. For that reason, many of these stipulations are non-negotiable. The Course Reserve Supervisor will not place any photocopied items on reserve that do not comply with copyright laws and regulations.
    5. Materials not owned by University Libraries or persons or departments

      1. Instructors wishing to place titles on reserve not held by the University Libraries should fill out the Order Recommendation Form and indicate that the item is needed for Course Reserve.
      2. Instructors should also notify the Course Reserve Supervisor that the order request was submitted so the material can be placed on reserve as soon as possible upon its arrival.
  2. Item limit

    1. The Music Library limits the total number of items regardless of media that can be placed on Course Reserve to 50 items per instructor per class number.
    2. In the event that the Course Reserve collection becomes too large to be managed in the space we have, the Music Library Director may reduce the limit for all instructors.
    3. When an excess of 50 items needs to be available we offer the opportunity for items to rotate on and off reserve.
  3. Processing Time

    1. Items take up to five business days to process from the day the request was submitted.
    2. Reserve requests are processed in the order they are received.
  4. Acceptable forms of Submission

    1. Complete the course reserve request form or email course reserve requests to Mark Dickson ( or

Questions? Contact...


Mark Dickson

Circulation Supervisor

Music Library Room 160I