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Course Reserves

Notice: Print materials on reserve are not available for check-out during the HSLIC building closure. See Course Reserves Services Available For Spring 2021 below.

Course Reserves Services Available For Spring 2021

We continue to provide course reserves services to faculty and students while our building remains closed. We have many electronic course materials available for students, and we are now offering PDF scans of print course reserves for instructor use through our new Scanning & Permanent Link service. See the request form below, and check out our Fair Use checklist to aid in determining what can be scanned and how much of a work can be used.

Course Reserves Release Forms

What Can Be Placed on Reserve?

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center acknowledges and supports the appropriate use (i.e., reproduction, distribution, performance, and display) of copyrighted works and materials for teaching, scholarship, and research purposes consistent with the standards of fair use as enumerated in federal copyright law.

All faculty, instructors and other authorized personnel should be familiar with the fair use standard and are expected to adhere to federal copyright laws. It is essential that members of the University community make a diligent effort to stay within the bounds of copyright law.

The Library is unable to put course packs, photocopies of pages from workbooks, compilations of photocopied readings, complimentary copies of textbooks, or items requested from Interlibrary Loan on Reserve. Instructors may place compilations of their own lecture notes and examinations on Reserve, provided that they are the owners of the copyright for these materials. Materials will be placed on reserve only for the duration of the class. Materials will not be kept on Reserve for more than one semester without permission of the copyright holder.  Multiple copies can be placed on reserve if shelf space is available.

How to Place an Item on Reserve

Electronic Reserves

We have the ability to place licensed electronic resources such as ebooks and articles on reserve for courses using WorldCat.  To find out if we have access to an electronic resource, please take a look in WorldCat or fill out the Release Form and we will do the research.  If we do have access, we will include the link on the list of resources for your course.

If we do not have access to the resource through WorldCat, we can't place the resource on reserve.

Other Useful Information

HSLIC Resources

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Course Reserves Manager

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