Pearson Library is proud to offer a Course Reserves Collection available to students for in-library use, with a limited number of titles available for three-day loan. Start your search in our Discovery Tool to see if your required course materials are available through Pearson Library.
How to find reserve items
- Navigate to the Pearson Library webpage and search for your course book in the Discovery
Tool using either the book title, title and author, or ISBN (International Standard
- Step-by-step instructions and examples can be found on our Reserves Searching page
- Reserve items are held in these Course Reserve shelving locations:
- 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 or have questions, please visit the Circulation Desk. .
Things to keep in mind
- In library use items should be returned to the return cart in the reserve reading area. 3 day loans should be returned to the Circulation Desk or outdoor book return.
- 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.
- Continued misuse of course reserve materials will result in loss of course reserve privileges.
Pearson Library aims to make all course material accessible to the campus community. If you wish to have your required texts available on Reserve, please use the Discovery Tool to check for local availability and ensure the shelving location displays as CLU RESERVE READING AREA (searching by title and/or ISBN is suggested to yield the most accurate results).
If you locate your text but do not see the CLU RESERVE READING AREA shelving location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request Reserve processing. Any questions or general suggestions can also be directed to this email.
If the Library does not have your required text(s), please consider donating these item(s) for student access. You can find more details on this process in our Pearson Library Collection Development (CD) Policy, under “Gifts/Donations”.
Directing Your Students to Course Reserves
Once your text(s) are on Reserve, please encourage your students to use the Discovery Tool to locate necessary materials by searching with the title and/or ISBN. The Discovery Tool does not allow for searching by Faculty Name or Course Number, so any reminders you can provide to students will ensure they utilize the informtion on your syllabus to locate the materials needed for your class.
OER and Alternative Text Options
If you are interested in reducing textbook costs for your students, please explore our Open Education Resource (OER) and Alternative eTextbooks Guide for more information on making these curricular changes.
Please allow for 1 - 2 business days for course reserve materials to be processed and made available to students. Additional time (3- 5 business days) may be needed during periods of high demand, i.e. beginning of semester.
Articles & Photocopies on Reserve
Articles and photocopies may not be placed on course reserve. If you wish to share journal articles with students, please review our Best Practices for sharing Pearson Library materials and our Copyright & Fair Use Resource Guide.
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.
- For additional information in evaluating Fair Use please see our Copyright & Fair Use Guide for resources.
For additional information on U.S. Copyright Law, see the U.S. Copyright Office website.