Instructors or departments can request that an item be placed on course reserve at any campus library. Most often, these items are the property of the department or requesting faculty member. In some cases, however, materials owned by the Libraries may be put on reserve, but only at the library owning the item.
To place an item on reserve, contact the library your students will be using. Also, please alert your students that a current HCC student ID card is required to check out any items placed on reserve and that these items may not be taken out of the library unless otherwise noted.
How do I place items on eReserve?
It's easy! Just contact a librarian at your campus, and provide a link (URL) to an online resource or provide a file in any format (image, movie, document, pdf, powerpoint, etc.) on a flash drive. We'll do the rest.
Why use HCC Library eReserves?
Persistent link for an online syllabus to a list of course materials or to individual items
No damage to master copy
Do eReserves replace print reserves?
Either may be placed on reserve
Print materials may be digitized and added to Ereserves
Digitized documents will be password protected to ensure copyright compliance
Students will be able to access either the print or the online version
Copyright information will be added to both versions
What kinds of materials may be placed on eReserves?
Print, sound, image, moving image, and other computer files may be added to eReserves
Some movies may be too large for the eReserves system, but to movies on other servers are fine.
Copyright prohibits digitization or copying to eReserves systems in some instances
What kind of statistics can I get?
Statistics are available and updated 24/7 so that you may check the number of times your material has been accessed
The librarian can set up the ereserve so that you may see which students used the material, but you must specifically request this service
Can I add full-length books?
Public domain ebooks may be provided via eReserves, although if the display presentation is copyrighted then fair use guidelines must be followed
Books may not be photocopied for eReserves unless written permission to do so has been granted by the copyright owner
HCC libraries comply with fair use guidelines which most likely will limit the portion that may be copied to a chapter or small percentage of the whole book
Where can I find more information on Copyright laws for eReserves?