may be placed on reserve (electronic or non-electronic)
at the initiative of a Howard University professor
solely for the non-commercial, educational use
of HU students.
Regular and e-reserve items will be removed after the end of each semester unless otherwise requested by the faculty and provided the faculty's request is in compliance with copyright laws.
Request Form to your designated library
at least 15 days before the beginning of the
semester for which the material is intended.
Requests are processed in the order of receipt.
Complete and accurate forms are processed more
reserve formats may include:
Photocopies and copyright policy
must provide their own photocopies, which are then
placed in numbered manila folders. Please refer to
the Copyright &
Reserves page and the general copyright
information page, for details on what may or may
not be placed on reserve if you have any question
about an article's copyright viability. Instructors
will determine if reserve readings are in compliance
with fair use.
Books/media owned by Howard University Libraries
materials requested for reserve may be retrieved from
the stacks by the library staff.
copies placed on reserve will be labeled and barcoded.
Staff takes all reasonable precautions to preserve
personal materials on reserve.
the length of the loan period for each item. Options
day/10 day turnaround
reserve form is complete, with all copyright signatures
and materials are brought to the service desk, then
the Library will have all materials on reserve within
four business days. All other reserves will be processed
within ten business days on a first-come-first-served
offers an Electronic Reserves Service that supplements
the traditional paper Course Reserves system. Access
to e-reserves is restricted to Howard University faculty,
staff, current students—campus and distance learners.
service has several advantages:
access to digitized objects as well as links to
the faculty's online course syllabi
from any computers with Internet connection, via
commercial ISPs (AOL, Comcast, MSN, ...)
users can view the same materials simultaneously
copyright statement will be attached to each e-reserve
document: "This material may be protected by
Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code)."
refer to the Copyright
& Reserves page, for details on what may or
may not be placed on reserve.
Professors may submit digitized materials in
any of the following formats
Other materials that may be linked to or placed
in the e-reserve system
publications (links only)
assignments (links only)
or faculty prepared lists
guides prepared by faculty
Copyright materials that may be placed in the
e-reserve system for one semester without obtaining
copyright permission include
chapter from a book
article from a periodical or newspaper
- A short
story, essay, poem, whether or not from a collective
- A chart,
cartoon, drawing, graph or picture from a book,
periodical or newspaper
for submitting requests for e-reserves
Request Form” for each course
the e-reserve “Reserve Request Form” to the appropriate
all required data on the “Reserve Request Form”
ensure highest quality electronic files at the smallest
possible file size.
online resources and databases first before submitting
an article for scanning
material must be printed on white 8.5 x 11 or 8.5
x 14 sheets
should not contain:
text (under 10 points)
or distorted text
areas (other than pertaining images)
edges, cutout material or staples
legible text on submitted material is vital for
a good quality PDF file
that is not readable when submitted will not be
readable when scanned
bibliographic information must be provided for
all copyrighted material.
orientation of text should be the same on each page
of the printed reserve. When photocopying material,
place each page in the exact same spot on the copier,
so that the information on each sheet will be in
the exact same place on each subsequent sheet. This
is necessary because during the digital scanning
process only the areas containing information will
be selected. When scanning multiple sheets, the
selected area will apply to all sheets thus any
information outside the selected area will be clipped.
Clipped Information cannot be added to the resulting
reserve item should not exceed 32 pages.
pages of a submitted reserve item should be checked
to ensure correct page numbering prior to submission.
and magazine reserve items should be limited to
one chapter or one article per reserve item. If
a chapter or article exceeds the 32 page limit for
each reserve item, then that chapter or article
must be further divided into separated reserve items
labeled part A ,B, etc. (Each part should have its
own corresponding “I” number and should
not exceed 32 pages.)
reserve item that contains a large number of high
quality images vital to that material can be broken
up into separate PDF files and linked in an HTML
file containing frames. Special reserve items such
as these require a notice by e-mail or phone call
ahead of sending the hard copy.