- All materials placed on e-reserve must have a full bibliographic citation. Items without this information will not be placed on e-reserve. Only original or licensed copies of works may be placed on electronic reserve.
- Copyright permissions may need to be obtained prior to posting content. Reposting of the same material for use in a subsequent semester requires a new permission.
- One article per journal issue may be scanned and placed on e-reserve
- No more than one chapter or less than 20% of a book may be placed on e-reserve.
- For electronic journals subscribed to by the Robert W. Woodruff Library, we can generally create an e-reserves link to any number of articles.* *Unless our license with the vendor specifically prohibits this.
- Materials owned by the Robert W. Woodruff Library may be posted for one semester without obtaining copyright.
- Publications in which the faculty member is the sole owner of copyright may be posted for e-reserve.
Submission of Materials
- Faculty should submit their materials along with a completed e-reserves form to the circulation desk. Please provide full citations for all items submitted. Requests are processed as quickly as possible in the order they are received.
- Specify the dates by which each item should be available to your students.
- Please provide clear, high quality photocopies on 81/2 x 11 paper.
Materials Not Accepted for E-Reserves
- Consumables such as workbooks, standardized tests, etc, or selections from consumable materials.
- Coursepacks or articles which are also included in a coursepack that students are expected to purchase.
- Assemblages of articles, chapters, etc. They must be separated into individual articles, each bearing its own citation, in order to be included in electronic reserve.
- Whole books or complete issues of a journal. (20%) or less of a book may be scanned and placed on Electronic Reserves; otherwise, the entire book may be placed on traditional Reserve).
- More than 1 article from the same journal issue (The entire journal issue may be placed on traditional Reserve if necessary).
- Student works without copyright permissions.
About the Library
Constructed in 1982, the Robert W. Woodruff Library is an independent entity organized and operated for the exclusive benefit of its member institutions—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. These colleges and universities represent the world’s largest consortium of historically black institutions of higher learning. The Library serves a combined student body of more than 10,000.