Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018     Views: 1

Because of copyright law (US Copyright Act of 1976. 17USC § 107), a textbook cannot be placed on reserve if it is intended to substitute for the purchase of the book.  However, in some instances a single copy of a textbook may be placed on reserve for limited student use.  These circumstances are as follows:

  • The textbook is the personal copy of the professor who teaches the class.
  • The textbook will only remain on reserve for use while the course is active.
  • The textbook will be returned to the faculty member when it is no longer needed for course reserves.