The Adelphi University Libraries honors requests from faculty to place course related items on Reading Lists for Physical Items and Reading Lists for Electronic Items that are in compliance with US Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107) and the Fair Use guidelines. All such material include a copyright statement at the beginning of each document:
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If electronic transmission of reserve materials is used for purposes in excess of what constitutes fair use that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Faculty can notify the library about books to place on Reading Lists via the request form on the Library website. Please contact User Services for more information.
When the Library building is open, print materials on a Reading List for Physical Items for use in the library building are kept behind the service desk and are only available for use in the library. Generally accepted Fair Use guidelines will be consulted to determine the amount of a book or the number of articles from a journal will be put on a Reading List
What can be placed on a Reading List?
Copyrighted materials for which the faculty has obtained permission
Physical material (Books, DVD, VHS, etc) owned by the University or faculty may be placed on physical reserve
Whole works or sections of works that are in the public domain
Complete works or sections of works by the U.S. government
Book or scores made available within the libraries
Part of books, journals, and other print resources that meet a reasonable determination of Fair Use
Works for which the instructor holds the copyright
What cannot be placed and is possibly a copyright infringement?
Reference and Special Collection materials
Interlibrary Loan material
Works prohibited by licensing restrictions
Materials for courses that are not currently being taught
Copy and follow this link for the request form: http://ecampus.adelphi.edu/e_reserves/