What kind of materials can be put on print course reserve in the library?

You can put the following items on course reserve in the library without requesting permission from a copyright holder.

  1. Original works
    • Personal materials of instructors, for which they own the copyright (e.g. assignment questions/solutions).
    • Original print books, textbooks, DVDs, CDs, etc.
  2. Coursepacks
    • Coursepacks can be added to course reserve as long as they meet the following criteria:
      • The coursepack is purchased and provided by the instructor.  The library does not purchase coursepacks.
      • The coursepack is an original purchased directly from the Campus Bookstore or the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre.  A photocopy of a coursepack cannot be placed on reserve.
      • A sticker will be placed on the coursepack that states that photocopying is not permitted.
  3. Photocopies - Photocopies of articles can be put on reserve that meet the following criteria (as outlined on the Queen's Fair Dealing Policy web page):
    • A request to put the short excerpt on library reserve is made by or on behalf of a faculty member and in respect of a specific course or program of instruction;
    • The number of copies does not exceed the number of students enrolled in the course of instructions;
    • the copy is used only for the purpose of library reserve by students enrolled in the university. 

Visit the Library’s Course Reserves and Readings page for more information.

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