Reserves Policies

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Reserves Policies

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Reserves Policies 

    The reserve collection is housed at the Circulation Desk. The collection consists largely of course materials (e.g., textbooks and instructor’s notes). All items can be accessed by presenting a valid NJCU Student ID Card. The loan period for all reserve materials is 2 hours in-house use only. The late fee is $.25 per hour. Check with circulation personnel on duty for specific rules.

    For student convenience in copying reserve materials, photocopiers are located in the library on the first and second floors. Prices start at $.10 per copy. Please bring change. Coins and dollar bills are accepted. Gothic ID cards can also be used on two machines. Color photocopiers are available as well.
    Books and other materials (e.g., NJCU library books, textbooks, instructor’s notes, homework solutions, personal copies, and so on) may be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk for the students in their courses. The loan period for all reserve materials is 2 hours in-house use only. The Library does not purchase textbooks. However, instructors may place personal copies on reserve for student use. The Library cannot be held responsible for any lost or damaged items. When bringing materials for reserve to the library, please fill out a Reserve Material Form which is available either at the Circulation Desk or through this web site. For instructions for this form and detailed library reserve policy, please see the Reserve Material Form.

    The library may place excerpts from copyrighted works on reserve for faculty members in accordance with copyright guidelines. Examples of photocopied materials which may be placed on reserve include one copy of: 
    • a chapter from a book;
    • an article from a periodical or newspaper;
    • a short story, a short essay, or short poem, whether or not from a collective work;
    • a chart, diagram, graph, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical, or newspaper. 

It is the responsibility of the instructor to make sure that all materials placed on reserve adhere to Copyright Law either because they follow the “fair use” guidelines which reflect a student’s right to photocopy for personal scholastic use or because permission from copyright owners to photocopy was granted. For complete copyright law information, click on Title 17, US Code.


Last updated: 1/10/2023