Reserves for Faculty

Library Streaming Service Restructuring

The Fulton Library has restructured its video streaming service options for course integration. At the start of the Fall 2019 semester, the Fulton Library began using licensed third-party streaming video content to fulfill faculty streaming requests. Videos in these streaming collections are licensed for curricular support and personal viewing by UVU students, faculty, and staff. The Fulton Library may also purchase DVDs to place on reserve when streaming versions are not available. While the Fulton Library will attempt to acquire licensed streaming content for titles previously used in courses, not all content is available or affordable, and library personnel may suggest alternative titles as replacements. In these instances, additional time will be needed for library staff to identify licensing options or alternative titles.

For more information visit the video reserves Q&A page.

Adding Reserves Materials

To have an item placed in Print Reserves or your Canvas course please fill out the Reserve Request Form or Print it and drop it by the Circulation/Reserve desk.

Attention Reserve Users

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

Licensed videos may be added to Canvas, but are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact the Electronic Reserves Specialist for more information.

Student Work

To comply with the terms of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Fulton Library requires that student authors and the requesting faculty member sign a release form before the library will place student-created materials on Canvas.

The student's signature indicates his/her permission to have the library place their material(s) on Canvas and relieves the Fulton Library from any related FERPA infringement. The student retains the right to remove his/her materials at any time, for any reason.

Fulton Library Electronic Reserve Student Release Form

Print Reserves

  • Loans from faculty and departments are housed at will. If you would like the Library to purchase an item to be placed on reserve contact your subject librarian.
  • The Library will place on course reserve:
    • Legally acquired physical books, journals, audio recordings, video recordings, maps, and other formats owned by the library or by the faculty or staff member.
  • The Library will not place on course reserve:
    • An illegally acquired item or copy thereof
    • 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.
  • The title page and copyright notice of publication must be included with each copied reserve item (i.e. articles, book chapters, etc…).

Canvas Reserves

Canvas Reserves Instructions for Faculty

UVU faculty or staff may place items in Canvas by filling out the Request Form and submitting it to the reserve staff. *The request form is temporarily offline

  • The Library will add to Canvas:
    • Reasonable portions of legally acquired  books, journal articles, licensed audio & video recordings, maps, and other formats owned by the library, faculty or staff .
  • The Library will not add:
    • An illegally acquired item or copy
    • 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 Canvas.
  • The title page and copyright notice of publication must be included with each copied Canvas item (i.e. articles, book chapters, etc…).
  • Submit reserve items in advance
    • All items are processed on a first come, first served basis. Submit your readings, syllabi, and other course materials as early as possible to ensure that they are available to your students when needed.
  • Make sure your copies are clean and clear.
    • We are able to scan an item more quickly if we do not have to cut, crop, and recopy the readings ourselves. Clear copies ensure that the file size will remain small enough for students to download from home.
  • All reserve items must have the original title page and copyright page.
    • Readings can be put on electronic reserve for 1 semester only without copyright permission. Documents that need to be put on reserve for 2 or more semesters need copyright clearance.
  • A request form is required and must be submitted for each course with the item(s). *The request form is temporarily offline

Photocopies, Copyright and Library Reserves

Brief outline of copyright law and guidelines for placing photocopies on reserve

  • You may copy only a portion of the following copyrighted materials to place in reserve
    • Chapter of a book
    • Article from a magazine or newspaper, short story, or essay (2500 words maximum)
    • Complete poem if under 250 words, or excerpts from a longer poem, not to exceed 250 words
  • You may make multiple copies IF
    • It is "inspirational" (not enough time to expect a timely reply to a request for permission) AND
    • The copying is for one course only AND
    • A maximum of five (5) copies per item is made AND
    • There are no more than nine (9) instances of "inspirational" copying in one school semester AND
    • The original copyright notice appears on all copies of the work
    • You have written for permission to copy when the copying is NOT spontaneous
      • You may use the material until you have an answer
      • If the answer is "NO," then all copies MUST be destroyed at that time
      • If copy permission is granted, you may have further criteria to meet (such as a charge from the publisher) and must do so
    • Copying is made at a campus copy center (use of a for-profit copy center violates the copyright law)
  • You may not:
    • Copy to create or substitute for anthologies, compilations or collective works (photocopies of copyrighted materials cannot be used in place of a course textbook)
    • Copy an entire work
    • Copy a work if the library does not have the original as part of its collection
    • Use the same material for succeeding semesters, unless permission is secured from the copyright holder; all copied materials coming under the legal limits of fair use will be returned to the instructor at the end of the semester.

The Fulton Library complies with the provisions of the Copyright Revision Act of 1976 as amended and codified in Title 17 of the United States Code.

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Updated: June 7, 2016

Electronic Reserves is available for current UVU faculty to place supplemental course material online. Course materials must be reactivated each semester.

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Circulation Desk: 801-863-8886
Reference Desk: 801-863-8840