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Faculty Services: Course Reserves

Library services available to faculty at YCCC.

Course reserves while YCCC courses are online

YCCC Library Reserves for Fall 2020:

Because the YCCC library is closed, materials on RESERVE are no longer available for use or loan.

Although links to exact copies of the textbooks used for Fall of 2020 are not available, the YCCC Library provides links to some of its e-resources that could supplement courses taught.

These resources could include:

  • electronic books in our online catalog
  • relevant YCCC subject and course guides with resources geared to that specific area
  • in a few courses Open Educational Resources (OER) are provided (no passwords needed) OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

To access YCCC’s E-books and e-resources you’ll need the quick access login and password.

Setting up course reserves

Please submit a list of material to be put on Reserve or complete a Reserve Request Form. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible, but please allow up to 5 days.

Unless you notify us, material on Reserve will be returned to you or the library shelves at the end of each semester. 

Copyright information

The following materials can be put on reserve without obtaining copyright permission:

  • Books or videos owned by the Library
  • Books owned by Faculty
  • One article from a given issue of:
    • a journal
    • a magazine
    • a newspaper
  • Selections from books and anthologies (no more than 10% of the whole)
  • Exams or lecture notes
  • Publications of the federal government
  • Student papers
  • Documents freely available on the web to which the Library can link
  • Where license agreements permit, links to full text articles available through the Library's subscription databases (Ebscohost, ProQuest, etc.)
  • Works that are in the public domain

The following materials require copyright permission before being put on either physical or electronic reserve:

  • Photocopies of more than one article from a single journal issue
  • More than one chapter from a single book
  • Photocopies of items that were on reserve for the same class during a previous semester without copyright permission
  • Consumable items such as workbooks, exercises, standardized tests

For more information, see the Maine Community College System Copyright Guidelines.

The library reserves the right to refuse to process any request if, in our judgement, fullfilling the request would be violating the copyright law. 

Course Reserves in the Library

The Library maintains a Reserve section containing books, DVDs, videos, CDs, articles, and related materials selected or owned by faculty to support classroom instruction.

Reserve items are kept at the Circulation Desk. They can be checked-out for as long as a faculty member designates (overnight, 3-day) or limited to 2-hour in-house use. 

The Library makes every effort to comply with Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.) while providing for the fair use of copyrighted materials for research purposes.

If you have any questions, use the Ask Us tab to the right.