Electronic, Multimedia and Course Reserves

LBIS will provide only digital and streaming options for reserves during the Fall semester of 2020.  It is necessary to limit the circulation of short term loans to comply with safety precuations related to COVID-19.

Digital reserve items are available via two platforms, E-Reserves and Moodle, which are available online 24 hours a day. Moodle allows materials to be accessed only by students enrolled in the appropriate course and E-Reserves is password protected and only for those students enrolled in the course.   All material posted on reserves systems must be copyright compliant.  Materials made available will be at the request of the instructor for his or her educational needs.  Materials must include a citation to the original source of publication and a form of copyright notice.  Please allow two to three weeks for processing. If coppyright permission needs to be obtained and/or fees paid complete the on-line request form.  Please note that the permission process may take up to six weeks.  

What can be placed on digital reserves:

  • Items that are within "Fair Use"
  • Items created by the U.S. Government
  • Items within the public domain
  • Items granted permission via Creative Commons
  • Links to journal articles permitted under subscription usage contracts
  • Items where permission fees have been paid for current semester.
  • Course notes, exams, etc to which you own copyright.

What cannot be placed on digital reserves:

  • Items that fall outside of "Fair Use" unless permission was obtained and /or fees paid.
  • Links to items prohibited under the subscrption contract
  • Unlawfully obtained items
  • Digital copies of student papers, etc unless written permission has been provided by the student.

For more information on "Fair Use" and copyright compliance please see the copyright section and Information for Faculty sections.

Kenyon subscribes to a number of video streaming options, which may be accessed through the library's database list here. These films are also searchable through the CONSORT catalog.

All films for which Kenyon has purchased streaming rights may be used for in-classroom instruction or for supplemental viewing outside of class. Additionally, many streaming films may be used for non-commercial, public screenings on Kenyon's campus, but please consult the database's terms of use and a library staff person to verify that you may use a streaming media title for a public screening.  Please contact Graham Coursey, courseyg@kenyon.edu, if you have questions related to AV reserves.