Reserve Information For Faculty

To submit reserve items download, complete, and send in the Reserve List Formdocument. Please call the reserve library assistant 715-425-3321 if you have questions or need assistance.


Reserve staff will retrieve books 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. The library will assign call numbers and place labels on personal books.

Exams and Other Course-Related Material

You may submit an electronic or paper copy of these materials. All faculty-produced course related material will be placed on electronic reserve; one paper copy will be made available for 2-hr. in library use only.

Personal Property

Instructors may place personal copies of books, videos, articles, reports, papers, pamphlets, etc. on reserve. The library is not liable for theft, damage, or mutilation of personal copies placed on reserve.

Extended Reserve

Books and non-print media may be purchased for extended reserve utilizing the reserve materials budget. Orders should be placed at least one semester before they are needed. Contact the reserve library assistant for reserve material requisition forms.


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 Valerie Malzacher valerie.i.malzacher@uwrf.edumail or 715-425-3222 with questions about copyright.

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