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The University of Iowa Libraries

Sciences Library

Reserve Policies and Guidelines for Instructors

Instructors can place Library materials, personal textbooks, and other items on reserve for a class:

  • Loan times are usually 2 hours, though a 1- or 3-day loan is available.
  • If needed, material can be restricted to use only within the Library.
  • Submit items early! At busy times of the year, reserves may take up to 10 days to process.
  • Materials the Library orders may require 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.
  • Place a Reserve Request.

Note that personal materials may be damaged by heavy use, are stolen occasionally, or may not be returned by a borrower. The Libraries cannot replace missing or damaged personal materials.

Copyright

Instructors are responsible for determining whether their use of copyrighted materials falls under Fair Use. Submission of requests to place reading packets, photocopied articles/book chapters, or PDF files on reserve indicates acceptance of responsibility for copyright compliance.

ICON and Journal Articles

You can link to online journal articles through ICON: