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Course Reserves

Instructors may place books, articles and other materials that are recommended or supplemental reading for specific courses on course reserve. All reserves are searchable in the library catalogue by course name, instructor's surname, or course code. 

The library will accept either library materials or your own personal items for reserve. If you choose to place personal materials on reserve, please note that we must affix labels and a barcode to the item. 

Course reserves are kept behind the Circulation Desk. You may choose to place an item on reserve for any of the following loan periods: 3 hour (In Library Use only), Overnight loan, 3 day, 1 week loan, or 3 week loan. Items can be placed on course reserve for the length of an assignment, a semester, the whole school year, or on permanent reserve. 

Note: photocopies must include source information and adhere to copyright restrictions. The instructor placing the item on reserve is responsible for ensuring that copyright is acknowledged and copyright owner's rights are upheld. Specific questions should be directed to Jason Bird, our Library Manager.

Guidelines for placing a course reserve

1. Originals - Placing originals on reserve is the best option because there is no issue of copyright. If you have the original issue of the journal, you can place it on reserve and indicate the page with the article

2.  Electronic reserve – If you don't have the paper original, another option is to place a link to an article from a library database in D2L. Copyright owners receive a royalty every time that the article is clicked on, so there is no copyright violation if you post a link to an article in a library database from your course website. Note that posting a pdf of the article or text of the article may be a violation of copyright – it must be a link to the article in a library database. In order to ensure that the link will allow your students to access the article from off and on campus (remote authentication), you must pre-fix additional information to the URL. You cannot cut and paste the link to the article from your browser because it may not work off-campus and may change. Instructions for creating a persistent link with remote authentication are available above on the left. 

3. Copies of articles - Instructors must be very careful when placing copies of articles on reserve as each instructor is responsible for ensuring that copyright is not violated. Please see the Sault College Copyright Guidelines link below for guidelines on submitting reserves in the library.

Procedure for placing a course reserve: 

1. Fill out a reserve form; forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk or as a PDF below. All information must be filled out to process the request into the system.

2. Library staff will process the item and file it on the reserve shelf by course code.

Please allow a minimum of five working days to process submitted reserves.

Ron Doyle Library
Sault College
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4J3
(705) 759-2554 ext. 2711

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