Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Copyright and Fair Use



Course Reserves

Reserve materials are those which supplement course curriculum. The library is happy to support requests for electronic materials for faculty members and provide permalinks to those. Please review the terms of use below and  fill out a request form to start the process. Links provided by the library may be listed in Canvas or posted on Google sites, or shared via email. 

The library can provide assistance with the following: 

  • Links to streaming media, ebooks, and articles the library provides subscription access to

  • Purchasing ebooks and streaming media licenses


Faculty may also scan material intended for traditional reserve in compliance with "Fair Use" provisions of Section 107 of the Copyright Act, Title 17, U.S. Code to post in Canvas



  • Links provided by the library at the request of faculty are only for the noncommercial, educational use of students. Links will be made available for students and faculty only during semesters when the requesting instructor is teaching the course, and will be removed after the course is no longer in session.
  • Please note that library is unable to support a physical reserves collection. 
  • Purchase requests are processed in the order they are received. Due to the high volume of requests received at the beginning of each semester, all requests must be received 72 hours in advance to ensure timely processing and availability.
  • Please contact library@guilford.edu with any questions about reserves.