LBIS provides course reserve options in several different formats: Print, for physical copies of books and other texts; Multimedia, for audiovisual materials; and Digital, for scanned copies of readings, web links to research database articles and digital audio files.

Print reserves are kept at the Circulation Desk on the second level of the Library, where students may use the materials one item at a time. Print reserve materials circulate for a 2-hour time limit. Materials checked out within 2 hours of closing may be kept overnight but will be due within ½ hour after the Library opens. Fines for reserve materials are $1.00 an hour. There is no maximum fine.  

What can be placed on Print Reserves:

  • Kenyon and Consort owned books
  • Personal copies
  • Photocopies that fall within "Fair Use"

What cannot be placed on Print Reserves:

  • Ohiolink and SearchOhio books
  • Interlibrary Loan books
  • Course Packs

Multimedia course reserve items are available in the Multimedia Collections area.  Both print and multimedia course reserve items are listed in the CONSORT catalog. Materials on course reserve are limited to a check-out period of 4 hours and must be viewed within the Multimedia Collections facility.

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

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