Reserve Collection

A valid University ID is required to use reserve materials. These items are available for limited use.

To submit reserve items complete and submit the Reserve List Form. Please send an e-mail to if you have questions or need assistance.

Materials in the Chalmer Davee Library's circulating collection may be placed on reserve if requested by a faculty/staff member to support a class assignment. Library materials may remain on reserve for up to one academic year.

Books and Media

Library staff will retrieve books and media from the circulating collection for you. Complete the form, supplying the location, author, title and call number. If a particular edition is needed, note the number after the title. Reference books may not be placed on reserve.

Personal Property

Faculty/staff may place personal copies of books, videos, reports, papers, pamphlets, exams, faculty-produced course related material, etc. on reserve. The library will assign call numbers and place labels on such items.  The library is not liable for theft, damage, or mutilation of personal copies placed on reserve. Once the reserve period has expired these materials are withdrawn from reserve and will be returned.

Extended Reserve

Extended reserves remain active for any time period beyond two semesters. It is possible to put materials on reserve for an extended period but the library purchases additional copies to support this type of instructional need. Orders for materials that need to remain on reserve for more than one academic year should be placed at least one semester before they are needed.


In accepting a copy (of an article or a book chapter, for example) for reserve, the library assumes that the copy has been made in compliance with the fair use provision (section 107) of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). While section 107 permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use, the library expects that faculty have also considered the four factors that determine fair use:

  • Purpose: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purpose
  • Nature: the nature of the copyrighted work
  • Amount: the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  • Effect: the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

It is the faculty member's responsibility to determine whether the use made of a work in any particular case is fair use and in compliance with the law. Please contact the library director with questions about copyright.

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715-425-3321 Circulation Services
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