You may submit E-Reserve requests through either the online submission form or in person at the Course Reserves desk on the second floor of the library's North Wing (see map below). Non-electronic requests may take more time to complete. For submissions to E-Reserve, please adhere to the following guidelines:
CSU Dominguez Hills faculty are welcome to request that library owned or personal materials be placed on reserve at the University Library. A total of 15 items may be placed on reserve per course per semester. All course reserve material requests for both print reserves and e-reserves can now be submitted online using our submission form (now our preferred method). If desired, faculty can also request items for reserve by filling out a paper version of the Reserve Request Form and submitting it with materials to the Course Reserves desk. Should you require assistance, please visit the Course Reserves desk on the second floor of the north side of the library (see map), or call 310-243-3678 to speak with the Course Reserves Specialist.
Processing for Course Reserves material is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend submitting course reserve requests 2 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours for reserve requests to be processed. Due to high demand, course reserve requests placed after the start of the semester may take several additional days to process.
Faculty may place up to a total of 15 items in any combination of print reserves and e-reserves per course per semester.
Examples of items that can be placed on Reserves:
U.S. Code Title 17 provides legal definitions on reproducing, sharing, and other uses of copyrighted materials. Section 107 of this law allows for the "fair use" of materials and allows that reproduction for "purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright." This does not mean that faculty, or the library, can just make everything available for free. There are four factors which determine whether use of material is "fair" or not:
Place materials on reserve by using our online submission form.
No need to grab books from our shelves - we will do that for you. Additionally, you do not need any form of copyright or publisher authorization for library-owned material. Books owned by other libraries may not be placed on reserve. CSUDH Library owned books are pulled from our shelves and placed on reserve for student use. Faculty may pull the library-owned books and bring them in with the request form if they choose.
Please allow at least 72 hours for processing before materials are available for student check-out. Please plan accordingly if materials are needed by a specific date.
Instructors can submit their own personal copy to be placed on reserve by using our online submission page.
Once the submission page is complete, please drop off material at the Course Reserves Desk (see map below), located on the 2nd floor of the library's north wing. Items can also be submitted in person by filling out a paper version of our request form at the Course Reserves desk.
Since items are used frequently by patrons, wear and tear is a likely occurrence with items placed on reserve. Labels will be placed on your items and may cause damage if later removed. CSU Dominguez Hills Library will not be held responsible for such damage to your materials. We will not be held responsible for any materials lost by patrons or upon deliveries to respective academic departments at the conclusion of the academic year. By submitting your items for reserve, you are in acceptance of these terms.
Lastly, CSU Dominguez Hills Library Print Reserves service complies with the fair use guidelines for photocopied material established by the U.S. Copyright Law, Code Title 17 (See Fair Use Guidelines above). If your material is not considered Fair Use, copyright clearance is needed. Please use the following link to attain the proper copyright clearance.
Items In order to regulate usage of reserve items, please indicate the loan period for each item when you complete the submission form:
All course reserve material will be removed at the end of every academic school year. Early removals and/or extensions can be requested.
The University Library is collaborating with the University Bookstore to help students succeed and save money on their education. The library will make some textbooks available for courses through course reserves using the following guidelines for initial selection:
For selected textbooks, the library will acquire 1 textbook for course reserves for every 40 students enrolled.
Note: Textbooks already owned by the library will be included in this number. If the Library owns 1 textbook being used for a course with 120 students enrolled, we will acquire 2 additional copies from the University Bookstore.
Textbooks selected meet most of these guidelines; however, the library retains the right to modify these guidelines in future semesters to accommodate student needs and cultivate student success. If your course is selected for this program, instructors will be notified via email at the beginning of the semester.
For questions or concerns relating to this program, please contact Chris Acosta (firstname.lastname@example.org), Reserves Specialist.
To ensure completed processing, submit your requests at least 2 weeks before the start of each semester.
Due to copyright restrictions, items will only be kept in the E-Reserves collection for one semester at a time.
All reserve material will be removed at the end of every academic school year, unless requested otherwise by faculty or academic departments.
No. Students can access materials by searching the OneSearch library catalog for your course number or name.
At this time, we only accept text documents (PDF, DOC, TXT, RTF, etc.). We are currently unable to support multimedia files.
Faculty are allowed 15 total items per course per semester. This number includes both print reserve and E-Reserve items.
Anything that is longer than 30 pages or that makes up more than 10% of a larger work cannot be placed on E-Reserves.
See our E-Reserves Guidelines.
Faculty are more than welcome to check if items are available elsewhere, and make requests via CSU+ or ILL for E-Reserve. However, we will only accept articles or selected chapters from texts for items submitted this way. Please be aware of copyright laws before submitting items for E-Reserve. For any personal items that you submit, you are responsible for obtaining proper copyright clearance if need be. Without proper copyright clearance, the library will be unable to place the item you requested on E-Reserve. See also question "Will the library special order an item if it does not currently own it?," below.
No, the library does not place CSU+ or ILL items on Print Reserve.
Yes, but be aware that we may not be able to successfully complete your request. Per copyright and E-Reserve guidelines, items requested for more than one semester require copyright clearance by you before they can be posted to E-Reserves. If you cannot receive copyright clearance, we will be unable to place the item you requested on E-Reserves.
See our E-Reserves Guidelines.
Depending on just how much information you want, try the following resources:
Due to budgetary constraints, the library does not special order course materials for faculty. However, in an effort to help students save money and cultivate students success, take a look at what the library is doing via our Toro Textbook Library program.
Students can access E-Reserves materials by searching the library's online catalog OneSearch for professor name, course name and number, or title/author of the document. There is also a search tab implemented in Blackboard.
U.S. Code Title 17 provides legal definitions on reproducing, sharing, and other uses of copyrighted materials. Section 107 of this law allows for the "fair use" of materials and allows that reproduction for "purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching ..., scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."
This does not mean that faculty, or the library, can just make everything available for free. There are four factors which determine whether use of material is "fair" or not:
The Dominguez Hills library follows the guidelines established for e-reserves in 1996 at the Conference for Fair Use (CONFU).
If your item does not meet the Fair Use guidelines, it may still be possible to have it placed on reserves. In these cases,If the library does not own the item you are placing on reserves, copyright clearance must be attained by you. Before you submit items for reserve, please use the following link to attain copyright clearance.
Once this has been done, please submit online or in person, along with proof of copyright clearance. The library will not make material available to students that do not have the proper copyright clearance. Therefore, submitting your item does not guarantee that we will be able to place it on reserves. Please make sure you submit items well in advance of when they are needed in class to allow ample time for alternative solutions if we cannot get clearance.
If copyright fees are too high and neither option is feasible, the university book store offers several "course packet" services which allow faculty to create custom reading lists for students. Copyright guidelines still apply, but since students are charged for the packets clearance requests are less likely to be denied.
To learn more about creating a course packet through the university bookstore, please contact Angel Covarrubias at extension 3202, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
CSUDH Copyright Policy - http://www.csudh.edu/copyright/
Chancellor's Office Policy - http://calstate.edu/gc/Docs/Fair_Use.doc [DOC]
U.S. Copyright Office - http://www.copyright.gov/