Course Reserves provides Woodbury University students, faculty, and staff access to supplementary course materials such as books, journal articles, audiovisual materials, sample tests and more. Instructors place items in the library's course reserves collection at the beginning of each semester to ensure the availability of materials that are to be used by the class members in a specific course.
The course reserves collection is located behind the library's circulation service desk. You need to know your instructor's name and the course number for easier access.
Depending upon the type of loan period your instructor has set up, you may borrow materials for 2 hours, 24 hours, or 3 days. You must use your Woodbury University ID to borrow materials.
Reserve materials must be returned to the circulation service desk to avoid late charges. The overdue/late fine for reserve materials is 25¢ per hour per item. The maximum fine per item is $25.00.
To allow sufficient time for acquiring and processing materials, please submit your form for each course at least 48 hours before the start of the semester (weekends not included). For materials added during the semester, items will be placed on reserve within 48 hours unless there is a problem with the material (weekends not included).
San Diego: Requests can be placed by contacting Brenda Hernandez-Castro.
General Guidelines for Course Reserve Materials
Due to space limitations, reserve materials will be available only for the semester in which the class is taught.
The following types of materials may be placed on reserve:
The library cannot accept the following for course reserves:
Please include a complete bibliographic citation for works from which copies were made. If a library book on your request form is currently checked out, it will be recalled for you. If the library does not currently own an item on your reserve list, please contact your department's library liaison/subject specialist to discuss purchase possibilities. Please be aware this does not guarantee the item will be purchased or will arrive by the time needed.
By submitting materials for inclusion in the Woodbury University Library Course Reserves, you are acknowledging that you have read the copyright notice (see the 'Copyright Notice' tab above).
If you have questions, please contact:
Burbank: Course Reserve Manager, Kathleen Glover, at 818-252-5205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego: Brenda Hernandez-Castro, at 619-235-2900 x422 or email@example.com
Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials for Library Reserves
The policy governing reserve materials is based on the provisions of fair use of the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Section 107 of the Copyright Act expressly permits the making of multiple copies for classroom use.
In determining fair use there are four factors to be considered: