Course Reserve Instructions

Course Reserve makes specific readings available to students in either hard copy or electronic format. By using Course Reserve, tudents will not have to pay for course packs and can access the many readings for free online. Faculty will not have to handle copyright compliance and fees.

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Late Fees

Although many reserve items are available online, some are only available as short-term loans. The maximum late fee for course reserve materials is $5.00.

For Faculty

What items can faculty place on reserve?

Items that can be placed on reserve include:

  • Full-text articles, music, and videos from library databases
  • Items owned by the University Libraries
  • Student work
  • Books, original DVDs or CDs (not copies), or other items that you own and/or authored

Adding items to Course Reserve:

Items owned by the library or available electronically: In Course Reserve, select the class or create a new one, and then select "Add Reserve Items." If you experience any difficulties, you may e-mail the citation, file or URL to ereserve@gvsu.edu. Please include the full citation, originating database, and GVSU class (name and number).

Items you own: In Course Reserve, add the item to your class as above. Complete a Course Reserve Submission Form DOC and turn it in with the materials at Mary Idema Pew Library in Allendale, Steelcase Library in DeVos, or Frey Foundation Learning Center in CHS.

Student papers: In Course Reserve, add the item to your class as above. Complete a Student Paper Permission Form PDF and turn it in with the materials at Mary Idema Pew Library in Allendale, Steelcase Library in DeVos, or Frey Foundational Learning Center in CHS.

What else should I know?

You can link to items placed on Course Reserve in your Blackboard site. Contact Course Reserve at 616-331-2617 or ereserve@gvsu.edu for help in adding items.

Please review the GVSU Copyright Policy PDF. The library will pay the first $30.00 of copyright fees when incurred after first time, fair use. The library staff handles all copyright compliance issues.

You may find the Copyright Detector useful in understanding copyright time frames.

Mary Idema Pew Library

Steelcase Library

  • Dennis Wyatt (616) 331-2641
  • Karen Martin (616) 331-7193

Frey Foundation Learning Center

  • Patty Kishman (616) 331-5928

Page last modified August 27, 2013