The Reserve collection consists of materials from the general book collection, photocopies of articles, and Media selected by the faculty for in-library use only. These items are usually in high demand and are required reading or listening items.
Placing Items on Reserve

Copyright Notice
Copyright laws were enacted to protect the owner of a work and encourage creativity by providing financial incentive to produce more.  This right allows the copyright holder to control and authorize the reproduction of his or her work.  Therefore, individuals wishing to use photocopied copyrighted material must obtain permission from the copyright holder in order to distribute the material electronically, in the classroom, or to place material on reserve if that material does not fall under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S. Code Section 107). 
Fair Use
Fair use laws are enacted, in part, to give limited access to materials. All four of these factors are considered in determining whether use of a copyrighted work is “fair use.”

Faculty members who need to place photocopied materials or articles on reserve for one academic term or semester will need to provide the library with proof of permission. However, faculty members can facilitate this process by obtaining the copyright permission from the publisher. Permission may be obtained by logging on to or calling (978) 750-8400.
Reserves Copyright Policies

Checking Out a Reserve Item

Electronic Reserves