Course Reserves for Instructors

Placing materials on reserve helps USU students succeed by providing alternative access to course materials that may be supplemental, specialized, or simply expensive or difficult for students to obtain at the start of the semester.

Placing Materials on Reserve

Course materials should be delivered to the Course Reserves and Media Desk in Library 158 for processing, along with a completed Placing Materials on Course Reserve Form. If you have any questions, please contact Brook Harris at

The library will process materials in order of receipt. If received by the end of fall semester, reserve materials will be available to students when spring semester commences. For materials submitted thereafter, please allow up to 2 weeks for availability.


Books placed on reserve will appear as citations with instructions for checkout at the Merrill-Cazier Library Media Collections Desk. Up to 3 hard copies of books can be placed on reserve.

Emailing/Mailing Course Reserves

If you are unable to come into Course Reserves, you can also email the list of library materials to be placed on reserve, or mail your personal copies to the following address:

Brook Harris
3100 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

Retention and Copyright Policies

If we do not hear from you by the last day of the semester in which your item(s) expire, we will return the hard copies of your Reserve materials to your department office. To request an item to be removed, please complete and return the Removing materials on Course Reserve Form.

Copyright Restrictions

Placement of materials on reserve constitutes acceptance of the terms as set forth below.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, USC) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "Fair Use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. (General Rule: 10% of a book or 1 Chapter, whichever is less)

Placement of materials on reserve constitutes acceptance of the terms as set forth below.


  1. The same regulations and safeguards applicable to Library materials that are placed on Reserve apply to personal copies as well.
  2. The Library does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal copies.
  3. Professors are responsible for collecting their own material and bringing it to the Merrill-Cazier Library.
  4. I have read the warning on copyright restrictions and accept full responsibility for compliance.