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Course Reserves

This guide provides an overview of the Course Reserve service offered at VCU Libraries.

Copyright of items on reserve

Faculty should review publisher policies regarding evaluation copies, and if necessary, seek permission for the book's use in course reserves for the duration of time that the book is assigned in the course.

Evaluation copies will be labeled as one of the following: 

  • Desk Copy 
  • Instructor Copy 
  • Exam Copy 

If you intend on using an item for multiple semesters, we suggest you request permission for multi-semester/indefinite use.

For more information on copyright for instructional material, please consult this page: 
Copyright and Teaching.