Items are placed on course reserve at the request of the instructor. Instructors may choose to place materials on Electronic and/or Traditional Reserve. Electronic Course Reserve provides viewing or downloading of articles, web links, readings, photos, spreadsheets, or exams. Traditional Course Reserve makes available for check out physical items such as textbooks, library books, videos, CD’s, and copies of readings or exams. Instructors specify the check out period for items placed on Traditional Course Reserve. Scanning is also available for materials for course instruction if using Moodle or departmental websites.
- Submit Course Reserve Materials at least two business days before needed. Processing times increase during peak periods, so please submit requests early. Instructors requesting electronic reserve or scanning services should submit original texts or first generation, clean photocopies to ensure quality resource material for their students.
- Submit Electronic Course Reserve items by email, portable storage device, CD or hardcopy to be scanned.
- Material requested from the Library collections can be retrieved directly by the instructor or by the Course Reserve staff. Retrieval Lists for Course Reserve staff should include library call number and citation information.
- All requests are handled in the order received.
- Please submit a separate Course Reserve Request form for each course being taught:
- All copyrighted materials placed on course reserve must conform to Copyright Law. Use Course Reserve Materials Guidelines for Copyright for assistance.
- All costs and fees associated with obtaining copyright permission(s) are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) seeking copyright permission, and not the Mansfield Library.
- All course reserve items not specifically requested for the following term are removed from course reserves following the end of the term. Personal copies are returned to instructors via campus mail. Electronic files can be saved at the request of the instructor by providing a blank CD or other electronic storage device. Reminder notes will be sent out prior to Finals. Materials for courses not continuing into the next session are deleted from the system.
Document Preparation Resources
- Creating accessible documents
- Using your own scanner to create digital documents for online access
- Preparing your Power Point for online access
Mansfield Library Course Reserve Material Guidelines
Provides information regarding copyright, fair use, and information on how to place materials on course reserve. Includes a link to Adobe Acrobat’s accessibility training resource website.
University of Montana IT Department - Accessibility
Information on creating accessible Word documents, PDFs , along with how-to-pages, special topics, recommended references and notes on accessibility form external experts.
University of Montana DSS services
“Disability Services for Students is The University of Montana's student affairs office which assures program access to the University by students with disabilities. We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promote self-determination on the part of the students we serve.”