Course Reserve Information for Instructors

Contact Information

Print & Electronic Reserve Manager
Kevin Jacobs
kjacobs@uccs.edu
719-255-3286

Course Reserve Information for Instructors

Quick Links for Course Reserves

Reserve Services Offered

The Library offers two different types of Course Reserve services: print and electronic.

Print Reserve

Items which may be placed on Print Reserve include:

  • Any circulating books, audiovisual materials, maps, and government documents owned by the Kraemer Family Library
  • Reference items may be placed on Print Reserve at the discretion of the Head of User Services
  • Instructor owned copies of books, audiovisual materials, and maps

Questions regarding Print Reserves should be directed to the Print Reserve Manager, Kevin Jacobs at 255-3286, or kjacobs@uccs.edu.

Electronic Reserve

Items which may be placed on Electronic Reserve include:

  • Book selections
  • Journal articles

Questions regarding Electronic Reserves should be directed to the Electronic Reserve Manager, Kevin Jacobs at 255-3286, or kjacobs@uccs.edu.

Course Reserves & Copyright

Print Reserves & Copyright

As long as the book, DVD, VHS, or CD is a lawfully obtained copy (one that is owned by the Kraemer Family Library or the course instructor) there are no copyright restrictions when placing it on Course Reserve. Under no circumstances will an unlawfully acquired copy of an item be accepted for use. Items owned by other libraries, including those acquired through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan, may not be placed on Print Reserve.

Electronic Reserves & Copyright

Items in which you own the copyright may be posted to Electronic Reserves.

Student work may also be posted; a signed Student Permission Form must be submitted along with a copy of the document.

All articles and book selections submitted for Course Reserve must comply with the fair use guidelines (section 107) of the U.S. Copyright Law:

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in a particular case is a fair use the factors considered shall include:

  • the Purpose and Character of the use, including whether such a use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the Nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the Amount and Substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
  • the Effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The Kraemer Family Library reserves the right to refuse to provide access to any items which they feel falls outside the scope of fair use. The Electronic Reserve Manager will contact the instructor if any copyright conflicts are encountered.

Reserve Request Submission Process

Print Reserve Submission Process

A Print Reserve Request Form must be filled out for each item placed on Reserve. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk or online at Request Forms Course Reserves. Please list materials for only one class per sheet. A copy of your class syllabus must be submitted with the form.

We will accept 1 copy of an item for every 15 students enrolled in a course. Additional copies may be added if heavy use demonstrates a need for more.

When submitting your request you'll be asked to designate a circulation period for the item of 2-hours, 4-hours, 1-day, 3-days, or 7-days. The Print Reserve Manager can help you determine which period will best suit your needs.

If you are interested in placing a book, film, or sound recording on Course Reserve that you or the library does not own you should speak with your Department's Subject Librarian to initiate a purchase request for the item. Please allow 2-4 weeks for items to be ordered, shipped, and processed.

If you wish to place an item owned by the Kraemer Family Library on Course Reserve, but that item is currently checked-out please contact the Course Reserve Manager and they will recall the item.

  • Please allow 1-2 weeks for items checked-out to UCCS patrons to be returned.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for items checked-out to Prospector patrons to be returned.

Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to the date needed for class. Requests are usually processed within 48 hours but more time may be needed at the beginning of a semester. Please do not assign reserve reading until you've submitted your request and given us adequate time to process the items. All requests are processed in the order received. If there are any problems with the request the Print Reserve Manager will contact the instructor.

Personal copies of books, films, and sound recordings may be submitted for use, however if the library owns a copy that will be placed on reserve instead. Please be aware that for cataloguing purposes tattle tape, barcodes, and labels will be affixed to your personal copies and that wear and tear caused by frequent use is to be expected. Should a student damage (beyond repair) or lose your personal copy, then the library will require the student replace the item.

Unless otherwise instructed, items will be removed from Course Reserve at the end of the semester and be returned to the library collection, or in the case of personal copies, to the rightful owner.

Questions regarding Print Reserves should be directed to the Print Reserve Manager, Kevin Jacobs at 255-3286, or kjacobs@uccs.edu.

Electronic Reserve Submission Process

An Electronic Reserve Request Form must be filled out for each item placed on Reserve. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk or online at Request Forms Course Reserves. Please list materials for only one class per sheet. A copy of your class syllabus must be submitted with the form.

All articles and book selections submitted for Course Reserve must comply with the fair use statute (17 U.S.C.  107) of the U.S. Copyright Law. The Kraemer Family Library reserves the right to refuse to post any items which they feel falls outside the scope of fair use. The Electronic Reserve Manager will contact the instructor if any copyright conflicts are encountered.

A link will be provided to any items which are currently available in any of the Library's licensed databases. All other items will be scanned to a PDF and posted to the instructors Blackboard course page.

Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to the date needed for class. Requests are usually processed within 48 hours but more time may be needed at the beginning of a semester. All requests are processed in the order received. If there are any problems with the request the Electronic Reserve Manager will contact the instructor.

Questions regarding Electronic Reserves should be directed to the Electronic Reserve Manager, Kevin Jacobs at 255-3286, or kjacobs@uccs.edu.