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SUNY Jefferson

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Textbooks on Reserve

Library Reserves

JCC Library


Library Reserves Administrative Guidelines


The JCC Library will set aside materials on reserve to be circulated in the Library only at the request of a faculty member. Putting materials on reserve insures that all students have equal access to required or ancillary class reading.

Reserve materials circulate for a two hour period and are used in the library only. All material will be due at the Library’s closing time. No reserve material is allowed to go out of the library overnight.

Faculty members must fill out required paperwork for putting items on reserve. Requests for reserves must be processed by the library staff to prepare the material for circulation. We ask that you allow 48 hours for processing of reserve material, but we will strive to complete processing in a quicker time frame.

The Library follows United States copyright law in respect to reserve material. Materials that belong to the JCC Library may be placed on reserve without acquiring permission of the copyright holder. Items are put on reserve for a limited time, and all items are taken off reserve at the end of each semester.

A faculty member’s personal copy of an item – a book or periodical issue, for instance – may be put on reserve one time under the shelter of spontaneity, but subsequent uses will necessitate acquiring permission from the item’s copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to acquire such permission. 

The JCC Library will accept donations of current textbooks to put on reserve. Only one copy of any one textbook will be accepted and put on reserve. Textbooks marked “free” or “review copy” will not be put on reserve. At this time the library does not purchase current textbooks for the library’s collection.

Photocopied items may be placed on reserve but are subject to restrictions. An article may be photocopied from a journal that the library subscribes to, or printed from a database that the library subscribes to, but may only be put on reserve one time. Any subsequent uses of the same material will require copyright permission to be secured from the copyright holder. Photocopying items for any use beyond personal use is also regulated by United States copyright law. The total amount of any one item that may be legally copied is restricted. See the Jefferson Community College’s Copyright Handbook for further information.

 Faculty are encouraged to consider putting periodical articles on “electronic reserve” by posting links to database articles in their classes in Blackboard. A librarian would be happy to assist faculty members do this.


Library Reserve Request Form

Print out this form and complete. Please allow 24 hours processing time before assigning your reserve readings.