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Course Reserves

Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserve (e-Reserves) allows access to scanned materials online rather than through the traditional circulating method at the library. Access is password-protected for the students in your class only. Azusa Pacific University Libraries' policy for reserve collections is derived from the fair use guidelines of the United States Copyright Act of 1976.

Photocopied or scanned copies are limited to one chapter from a book (not to exceed 10% of the text); one article from any one issue of a journal; one short story, short essay, short poem, or case study from an anthology; one chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, journal or newspaper. Items must fall within the scope of the “fair use” copyright guidelines or be accompanied by appropriate copyright permission forms. Sample papers or projects from students must be accompanied by a Student Project Permisssion Form (PDF) for each project. Items can include:

  • Class syllabi
  • Class notes
  • Homework
  • Sample student papers or projects [with required permission form (PDF)]
  • Sample or practice exams
  • Copies of journal articles or book chapters, with proper copyright compliance forms if applicable
  • Links to electronic journal articles or e-books if subscribed to by APU’s libraries.

Photocopied articles or PDF files may be submitted at any Azusa campus library along with the required eReserve Request form. Copies should be in the following format:

  • Black-on-white
  • Single-sided
  • 8 ½” x 11” with at least ½” of white margin on all sides (no black margins)