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Information on placing required materials on physical course reserve.

Copyright Information

The copyright law of the United States governs the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include- (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Librarian to contact:

Susan Perry
Drake Memorial Library

(585) 395-2459
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How do I place something in reserve that's already in Drake?

  1. Search the Library Catalog.
  2. Click the title of the item you would like.
  3. Click the "RequestIt!" button on the right side of the page.
  4. Choose "place this entire item on course reserve" OR "request a scan of one chapter of this item for course reserve.
    Continue to ILLiad.
  5. Fill out the fields for Course and Section, Semester and Loan Period.



Can I place something I own on reserve for my course?

Yes! Just fill out the Request to Add Books/Media form and bring it to the Circulation Desk in Drake Library.

First, use our Article Lookup by Citation to see if we already own the item electronically. If we do, see our linking in Blackboard page for instructions.

If we do not:

  1. Fill out the Scanning Request form
  2. After submitting the request you will see a message with a 6-digit transaction number.
  3. Note this transaction number on the physical item (a Post-It is fine) and
  4. Bring a hard copy over to the Interlibrary Loan office (rm. 119)
  5. We will email you an accessible PDF that you can then upload to your Blackboard page.
  6. Your item will be available at the Circulation Desk upon completion of scanning.