The University System of Georgia supports instruction with electronic reserves and similar electronic services. The primary function of these services is to assure that students and teachers will have timely access to course-related library resources.
The Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research
explains in detail the rights of copyright holders, which are balanced by limitations on those rights under federal copyright law. The University System of Georgia also provides tools
to be used to determine whether an intended educational use of copyrighted material is covered by fair use tenets.
The Georgia State University Library Course Reserves system provides limited access to books and other materials to support instruction.
Physical reserve items are housed at the reserves desk on the 1st floor of Library North, and are available during library hours. Circulation periods for print reserves are 2 hours, 3 days, or 7 days, as determined by the course instructor. Media reserves are circulated for in-house use in the media center. To retrieve a physical item students must have the call number for the item, available in the library's online catalog
, or via the reserves system course page
Electronic reserve materials can be accessed by students who are enrolled in a course. Course pages containing copyrighted material are password protected. Instructors will distribute the password information to students enrolled in the course.
NOTE: Electronic versions of print materials may be in PDF format and require the Acrobat Reader
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