The following guidelines are also followed when placing items on reserve:
In accepting a copy (of an article or a book chapter, for example) for reserve, the library does so under the fair use provision (section 107) of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Section 107 permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use, and the sole purpose of the electronic reserve service is to facilitate the making of multiple copies for classroom use by students. Such educational copying is one of the examples of uses that do not require the payment of a royalty or the permission of the copyright owner, provided that the copying meets the fair use definition as outlined by the four fair use factors.
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. If a faculty member requests that material be placed on reserve that, in the library's judgment, exceeds the bounds of fair use, then the faculty member must secure copyright permission to place the materials in question on reserve.