Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Course Reserves

The Library supports a course reserves collection made up of materials chosen by faculty to support the instructional requirements of specific courses. All materials placed on reserve must be in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) as stated in Lindenwood University’s Copyright Policy and must fall within Fair Use provisions. In all cases, instructors are responsible for determining whether placing specific materials on course reserve falls within Fair Use or if they need to obtain permission to use the material. See below to determine whether materials are eligible and meet Fair Use provisions.

To search current course reserves, use the Lindenwood Course Reserves search.


Placing Materials on Course Reserves

Complete the form online or in-person. Please contact us if you have questions at (636) 627-2529.

Guidelines for Course Reserves

  • Faculty members select either a 3-hour, overnight, 3-day, or 1-week circulation period. Personal and library-owned materials may be placed on Print Reserves.
  • By submitting a reserve request, the instructor accepts responsibility for copyright compliance. The Libraries may refuse materials for reserve, or remove materials already on reserve, for legal or administrative concerns. See below to determine whether materials are eligible and meet Fair Use provisions.
  • Overdue fines and charges for damaged, lost or excessively late Reserve materials will be pursued. 

Guidelines for Digitization and Electronic Reserves (eReserves)

  • Items eligible for eReserves from our collection include PDF's, journal articles, book selections (up to 10%), eBooks, PowerPoints, OER (Open Educational Resources) materials, and approved audiovisual material.
  • Instructors may ask for materials to be digitized from our physical collection and uploaded within out catalog to assist online learning.
  • In some instances, we may be able to digitize and add instructor owned materials to eReserves.
  • Items posted to eReserves can only be shared to users with a genuine Lindenwood login.
  • eReserve materials will have a secure permalink that can easily integrate into instructor Canvas shells.
  • For all eReserve materials, please see below to determine whether materials are eligible and meet Fair Use provisions.

The library may refuse materials for eReserve for legal or administrative concerns. Please contact the Circulation Coordinator ( to see if your request qualifies for electronic course reserves.