Reserve Procedures and Protocols

The Library will place items on reserve at the request of UVU faculty or staff.

To have an item placed on reserve please fill in a Reserve Request Form and submit it to the reserve staff. 

Student Work

In order to comply with the terms of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the UVU Library requires that student authors and the requesting faculty member sign a release form before student created materials are placed on Electronic Reserve.

The student's signature indicates his/her permission to have their material(s) placed on Electronic Reserve and relieves the UVU Library from any related FERPA infringement. The student retains the right to remove his/her materials at any time for any reason.

Statement of Copyright

In order to comply with copyright guidelines, the following must be included with each copied reserve item (i.e. articles, book chapters, etc…):

  • Title page of book or journal
  • Copyright notice of book or journal

Copyright Compliance

The Library will place on reserve:

  • Legally acquired physical copies of books, journals, audio recordings, video recordings, maps, and other formats owned by the library or by the faculty or staff member 
  • A photocopy or digital copy of a legally acquired periodical article or short poem, or a reasonable portion of a book or long poem
  • The Library will not place on reserve:
  • An illegally acquired item or copy thereof
  • A copy of an entire book, long poem, or periodical
  • Copies intended to substitute for an anthology, compilation, or collected work

The Library will conduct a Fair Use analysis of all items submitted for placement on reserve.

Reserve Guidelines for Faculty

  • Submit reserve items in advance. All items are processed on a first come, first served basis. Due to the volume of items we receive at the beginning of the semester, it is advised that you submit your readings, syllabi, and other course materials as early as possible to ensure that they are available to your students when needed.
  • Submit a reserve request form per course with the item(s).
  • Make sure your copies are clean, clear and not double-sided.
  • All reserve items must have the original title page and copyright page.
  • All ERES pages are archived at the end of each semester. 
  • Textbook Reserve

  • Textbook reserve items are acquired through loans, donations, and purchases. All materials placed in our textbook reserve collection are processed to lengthen their shelf life. Loans from faculty and departments are housed at will. The Library has a very small textbook reserve acquisitions budget. Purchases are made in accordance with our collection development guidelines.
  • Click here if you would like to request that the Library purchase an item for the reserve collection. (Note: we do not guarantee requested items will be purchased for our collection.)
  • If you are a faculty member who would like to place an item in our textbook reserve collection, please fill out this form and bring it and the book to the first floor Circulation Desk. Please allow at least 24 hours for these items to be processed.
  • All items are processed on a first come, first served basis. Due to the volume of items we receive at the beginning of the semester, it is advised that you submit materials as early as possible to ensure that they are available to your students when needed.
  • Please see our Circulation Procedures and Protocols for details about fines. 

Video Reserve

For more information in placing video recordings on reserve please see our Video Reserve Procedures & Protocols

Questions?

For more information contact the reserve staff: eres@uvu.edu

Contact Us

  • Circulation Desk: (801) 863-8886
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