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Course Reserves Support

Course Reserves

Course Reserves is a vital student resource that sets aside course materials at the library and allows students to borrow course material for free. This allows students broad access to the materials needed to be successful in their courses. Maximizing access to these high use items minimizes the materials that must be student-purchased each semester and increases engagement. Instructors may choose to place books, media, articles, and more onto Course Reserves.

LCSC Copyright Policy

The materials placed on reserve by faculty at Lewis-Clark State College must comply with provisions in the United States Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

Under fair use guidelines, faculty and the library are permitted to provide students with access to supplemental materials for coursework.  At Lewis-Clark State College, "Fair Use" of copyrighted material is generally defined as the use of:

  • Single article from an issue of a periodical or newspaper 
  • Either 10% or a single chapter from a book 
  • Short story, essay or poem 
  • Single graphic representation-chart, diagram, cartoon, illustration
  • Legally acquired video or music recording

What if you need to use an item that falls outside of fair use?

  • It may be possible to get permission from the copyright holder, which the library will be happy to facilitate using the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). When possible, the library will purchase licensing permission (depending on price) from the CCC.