A quick guide to electronic and in-house reserves.

Reserves Update for Faculty - Spring 2021

Electronic reserves (e-reserves)

The e-reserves system is restored. Please use this form to establish updated e-reserves for your course. We are not able to copy over all previous course information.

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In-house (physical) print reserves

Due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus, the library is minimizing print materials on reserve which will also ease any future sudden shifts to fully remote learning. Library staff are contacting faculty who have print materials on reserve to discuss options for this fall. In-house reserves will be provided when there's no digital option.

If you had print materials on reserve in previous terms, please consider alternatives this year:

  • Make course materials available via electronic reserve. The library assesses fair use to determine how much of a given work can be placed on e-reserve. One article or chapter from a larger work generally is considered a fair use; a greater percentage of the work will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Direct students to licensed materials available through library databases.
  • Contact your subject liaison to find other sources that are freely available online.
  • Contact your subject liaison to determine if ebook access is available or can be acquired.

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Electronic Reserves

Articles and other materials intended for non-commercial educational use by all students in a class may be placed on electronic reserve or in-library reserve at the library. Materials will only be placed on reserves at the request of the faculty member, course instructor or course designer. Requests will be processed in the order of receipt. Regis Library will make every effort to accommodate requests for electronic course reserve and in-library reserve but may need to restrict inclusion of materials for copyright reasons. According to fair use guidelines, reserve readings are meant to supplement course text materials, not supplant them. We will make every effort to process your requests and have materials posted as soon as possible.

Faculty can access electronic reserves and manage their material by logging into e-reserves.

We recommend faculty and staff submit materials, check course availability, and verify course materials at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If material is received once the semester has started, processing time could take up to 1 week, depending on e-reserve volume.

General copyright rules:

1) Only 10% of a book may be used for electronic reserves.

2) Only one chapter from a book, or one article from a journal issue.

For detailed information on copyright please see Regis University's Copyright Policy

Electronic Reserves FAQ

Electronic Reserves - Instructions for faculty

In-House Reserves

Books, articles, government documents, videotapes, audio recordings, and other materials may be placed on reserve at the Access Services Desk. Course reserves are restricted to currently enrolled students. Typically materials are placed on a 2-hour reserve check-out.

To submit in-library reserve items please use submission form.

Items that cannot be placed on in-library reserve:

  • Prospector, Interlibrary Loans, and movie rentals
  • Copied movies
  • Copied audio recordings
  • Multiple copies of an article
  • Expired off air tapes
  • Course packs


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Welcome to the Reserves Guide.  Use the tabs on the left of this page to find guidelines, reserve forms, and copyright information. Remote access to electronic reserves requires a RegisNET account. For help please see the Ask Us section.

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