Pearson Library is proud to offer a Course Reserves Collection available for in-library use. All materials are available to active CLU students. Additional copies for STEM classes can also be borrowed through the Allies in STEM office (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Start your search in our Course Reserves Catalog to view which course materials we have available. If you cannot find what you're looking for, search for titles in our Discovery Tool.
How to find reserve items
- Navigate to the Pearson Library webpage and click on the Course Reserves icon under
the Discovery Tool search bar. When you find your course, click on the course link
to find the call number(s). If you click on the title, you can find how many copies
we have, where they're located, and how long they can be borrowed for.
- Use your course number or professor’s last name to search the collection. You may also manually scroll through the collection. Example: ENGL 111
- If you find your course, click on the course link to find out the course material
call number(s). Click on each title to discover shelving location.
- Reserve Reading Area (In Library Use Only)
- Circulation Desk Reserve Shelf 3 Day (Visit Circulation Desk)
- EDU|CAL Reserve Full Semester (see the EDU|CAL Research Guide to apply)
- If you need any assistance, please visit the Research & Information Desk.
Things to keep in mind
- Course Reserves are only available for in-library use to current students with a library account in good standing. Select titles are available for three-day loans and can leave the library. Please check the catalog to see whether a title has any three-day loan copies attached.
- Bring the call number of the course reserve item you need to the Circulation Desk.
- Holds may be placed for three hour loan items only. Holds for these materials will be active for 12 hours. If the item has not been checked out in that time, it will become available for other students to check out.
- In library use items should be returned to the return cart in the reserve reading area. 3 day loans should be returned in library book return locations.
- Students cannot make photocopies or other duplications (including cell phone photos) of materials on reserve. This is in keeping with the Library's interpretation of copyright law.
- Students cannot request materials available on Course Reserve through Interlibrary Loan.
- Overdue items will receive an overdue fee of $1 per day.
- Course Reserves is the only location where the library will hold current course materials.
- Continued misuse of course reserve materials will result in loss of course reserve privileges.
- Due to copyright considerations, workbooks or other consumable works (items meant for individual one time use) will not be placed on reserve.
Pearson Library staff will work with the Campus Bookstore to ensure we have current required course materials in our collection. Making changes to your required course materials will result in delays for those materials being made available to students.
To ensure this collection can withstand the test of time and budgets, please consider donating current course materials to this collection..
To allow for collection growth, we are not able to accept donations of older editions at this time. This will allow us to ensure we have space for current editions being assigned across all programs. Faculty donated course materials can receive a book plate with your name upon request. Exceptions may be considered if items meet the Pearson Library Collection Development Policy.
- INSTRUCTOR COPIES: Donating an instructor copy to course reserves is permissible, and a decision of the faculty member. However, instructor copies with disclaimers such as, “This work… is provided solely for the use of instructors”, will not be accepted.
If you wish to have additional course materials not currently owned by Pearson Library on reserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow for 1 - 2 business days for course reserve materials to be processed and made available to students. Additional time may be needed during periods of high demand, i.e. beginning of semester.
Things to keep in mind
In order to place item(s) on reserve at Pearson Library, faculty members should:
- Check the Course Reserves catalog to see if your course(s) are available and the correct edition is attached to the course.
- Email email@example.com with any updates or changes to your course. Please be sure to include the following
in your email:
- Course number, Course title, Instructor name, required course materials (Title, Author, ISBN, and year)
- Please allow for 1 - 2 business days for course reserve materials to be processed
and made available to students. Additional time may be needed during periods of high
demand, i.e. beginning of semester.
- Items already owned by Pearson Library will be moved to the Reserve Reading Area.
- Any titles not owned by Pearson Library will be reviewed and purchased based on the Pearson Library Collection Development Policy. Faculty are encouraged to consider donating a copy to the Course Reserves Collection.
For further assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for electronic reserves are based on the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107, and on the draft Electronic Reserves Guidelines that were developed during the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) 1994 - 1998.
Generally speaking, the following guidelines should be followed when making multiple copies or distributing digital copies of copyrighted material under “fair use:”
- Distribution is limited to nine spontaneous instances per course per semester. Spontaneous means the material was encountered one to two days before it is used so obtaining permission would be difficult and interrupt the spontaneous nature of teaching.
- The complete citation and notice of copyright for the material (whether hard copy or digital copy) must included on/in the document.
- An article, book, or other copyrighted work may only be used one time in one course before requesting permission to use it again in another course.
- No more than three journal articles or essays may be used from one issue/volume.
- No more than one chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or per periodical issue
- No more than 10% of a book may be copied and distributed in print or digitally or an essay, article, or story within a book of 2,500 words or less.
- Not more than one short poem, article, story, essay or two excerpts may be copied from the same author.
- A poem less than 250 words may be duplicated or shared in digital format.
- For longer poems, only 250 words may be duplicated in print or distributed in digital format.
Learn more about copyright at Cal Lutheran.
For additional information on U.S. Copyright Law, see the U.S. Copyright Office website.