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Faculty Library Resources: Course Reserves

An overview of library resources pertinent to Georgia College faculty.

Placing Items on Course Reserve

Placing Materials on Reserve


A Reserve Form is required to process reserve materials. There are two ways to submit a Reserve Form course reserve request:

  1. Use the online Reserve Form
  2. Use a printed Reserve Form available at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk

Course reserves are removed at the end of each semester and returned to each faculty member (for personal items). All library-owned reserve items will be returned to the Circulating Collection within the library. Statistics for reserve items are available, but must be requested when submitting the Reserve Form.

Course Reserve Contacts

Library Circulation Desk:
(478) 445-4047 


Kell Carpenter
(478) 445- 0976


Kendall Crowe
(478) 445- 0975


Jennifer Townes

(478) 445-0991

Copyright and Course Reserves

Copyright and Fair Use

Please review Georgia College Library's guide to Copyright and Fair Use.

Instructors are responsible for evaluating, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a copyrighted work on electronic reserves requires permission or qualifies as a fair use. If relying upon the fair use exception, instructors must complete a copy of the fair use checklist before submitting material for electronic reserves.

Acceptable Reserve items

  • Books
    • Library owned books
    • Personally owned books
  • Photocopies
    • Articles
      • An article with full citation (per 20 students) from a single issue of a periodical title
      • One each of 3 articles (per 20 students) with full citations from a single volume of a periodical title
  • Chapters 
    • A book chapter with full citation, and number of publication's pages.
  • Other items
    • Sample tests, quizzes, and lecture notes
  • Media
    • VHS, CD, CD-Rom, DVD owned by the Georgia College library
    • Commercially produced DVD, VHS, CD, or CD-Rom in original retail packaging
    • Copy of professor's lecture, labeled with professor's name and date of lecture


Items Not Accepted for Reserve

To comply with Fair Use, the GC Library does not accept these materials for course reserves:

  • Materials borrowed from other libraries
  • Downloads of electronically available materials
  • Material printed from internet sites


Russell Library is now offering E-reserves. These can include articles, book chapters, and books in electronic form, and can be requested through the E-reserve request form.

To make an E-reserve request:

  1. Fill out the reserve form, including information about your course and the item(s) you would like on reserve. (Contact Kendall Crowe with questions). 
  2. To determine if your request adheres to fair use standards, refer to the Copyright and Fair Use research guide. (Contact Jenny Townes with questions).  
  3. If the library needs to purchase the item, a consultation may be required depending on the item’s cost.  
  4. You will receive an email to confirm when your reserves are ready. Then, you will need to link the E-reserve reading list to your course in D2L. (Contact Jeff Dowdy with questions). To do so:
    • Create a module in D2L under your course.
    • Select “existing activities,” then “external learning tools.”
    • Select the “LibApps” link that is created and then select your course. The E-reserve reading list will now appear in D2L.

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