IMPORTANT NOTE: Course Reserves are currently suspended due to Coronavirus precautions. We appreciate your understanding and dedication to keeping students and staff safe. Course Reserves will be reinstated when it is deemed safe to do so.
Course Reserves are handled by the Circulation Desk at McGill Library. To place materials on Reserve, download and complete the Course Reserve Request form below. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to the Circulation Desk.
Information about Campus copyright policy as it applies to Course Reserves is available below. Please be aware that it is the responsibility of the person requesting the Reserve to ensure that the request adheres to copyright policies and that it meets Fair Use requirements.
The McGill Library offers Reserve services to all Westminster College faculty and administrators currently teaching a course.
The purpose of library Reserves is to make limited material available to the greatest number of students. Reserves should be connected to specific assignments in specific courses.
Please note: Faculty members who borrow Reserve items are subject to the same loan period and fines for overdue Reserve material as all other patrons.
All types of physical materials can be place on library Reserves. Both library and personal copies of books, journals, newspapers, articles, VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, etc. may be placed on Reserve.
Print copies of electronic material licensed or purchased through the Library are not eligible for Reserves . The library can help you share the link to the electronic version with students, if necessary.
There are two different sets of rules for Reserve items based on the current copyright laws; one set for published physical objects, and another for copied/photocopied objects. Each has some unique requirements and restrictions for. Please read more about each specific item type below:
Fair Use provisions for copied/photocopied materials:
All types of materials can be placed on Reserve by following the following steps.
For items owned by McGill Library:
Note: Items will not be placed on Reserve until the completed form is received. Please submit your request at least two business days before students will need the material.
For items owned by faculty/staff: