Dixie State University Library

Dixie State University
Library & Learning Services

Course Reserves

Materials may be placed on Course Reserve only by an instructor of a Dixie State University credit-bearing course. Materials placed on Reserve will be provided by the instructor or department, and the reserve must be solely for the noncommercial, educational use of the students enrolled in that class. Materials received through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) may not be placed on reserve. Placement of materials may be limited by space available in the Reserve area.

The library will follow the principles of fair use when placing materials on Course Reserve and may deny placement of materials if obvious violations of the provisions of fair use are found.

Putting Materials on Reserve

All materials being placed on reserve must be accompanied by a Course Reserve Request form. This form can be accessed by following this link or requested at the circulation desk. The instructor must fill out a form for each class, and bring it to the Circulation Desk with the materials. Multiple materials may be placed on one form for each class. These materials may be owned by the instructor or pulled from library shelves, but the library does not purchase materials to specifically put on Reserve.

It is recommended that all materials be placed on reserve for “in-library use only” unless there are multiple copies of the item.

Examples of materials that are acceptable for reserve include: textbooks, magazines, files, and similar materials. Reserve items do not include equipment or tools of any kind. Materials must be easily shelved in our Reserve shelving and easily handled by our workers. Special requests will be considered by library staff on a case by case basis.

Materials are processed in the order they are received. If you would like to be certain your reserve materials are on reserve in time for intended use, please bring materials a minimum of three days in advance of the date needed for checkout.

Removing Materials from Reserve

A form for removal of materials will be provided at the circulation desk for reserve removal. Please track and review your reserve items from semester to semester and remove those that are not being used in the current semester. Any materials not used in the last two semesters will automatically be removed and you will be notified that you can pick them up.

It is the instructor’s responsibility to come to the Circulation Desk and personally request that reserve items be removed from the Reserve Desk. If you wish to have a student or other assistant remove materials from reserve, an advance phone call conveying instructor permission to the Reserve Supervisor is mandatory.

If you have any questions about reserve procedures, please contact the Reserve Coordinator at (435) 652-7712.

Copyright and Fair Use for Course Reserve

Instructor Responsibility

Examples of Materials

How to View a List of Your Reserve Materials

  1. Navigate to https://library.dixie.edu/
  2. Click on “Online catalog.”
  3. Click on “Reserve Desk.”
  4. Type your last name into the search box and press return.