support the needs of a defined group of patrons within the Washington College community
(usually a class)
provide timely, convenient, and efficient access to high-demand materials; and
protect materials that are at a high risk of theft or vandalism.
Materials placed on reserve in Miller Library (including books, disks, AV materials,
journal articles and/or photocopies, electronic resources, and non-book items) must
not comprise the core of a course’s instructional material, but rather augment it.
Reserve materials are maintained at the Circulation Desk and on Blackboard.
The Library will advise the faculty member to obtain permission for uses that exceed
commonly accepted fair use guidelines, and reserves the right to refuse to place on
course reserve any material that appears to violate copyright law. For instance, when
materials otherwise available for purchase comprise the bulk of a course’s instructional
materials, use of course reserve is inappropriate and will not be placed on reserve.
Instead, faculty members should find other ways to provide course materials, such
as course packs.