Faculty Course Reserves at Florham Campus Library

Reserve Materials

There are several types of reserve materials:

  • FDU Library books and media: books and media (DVDs, CDs, etc.) owned by FDU Library.
    * Books and media obtained from interlibrary loan CANNOT be placed on reserve.
    Complete the online form.

  • Personal copies: books and media owned by faculty members.
    Complete the attached form and return it to the library with your copy.

  • Articles: print copies of journal articles (see copyright restrictions below).
    Complete the attached form and return it to the library with your copy.

  • e-Books: e-books from FDU Library's NetLibrary or Ebook Central book collections can be linked to directly from WebCampus.
    Instructions for linking to e-books.

  • Database Articles: many articles found in FDU Library's online databases can be linked to directly from WebCampus using a feature called "Persistent Links".
    More on Persistent Links.

If FDU Library does not own a particular title in which you are interested, consider suggesting a library purchase. New book and media requests must be made with sufficient time to order and catalog the materials before the start of the semester. This means at least 2 weeks notice.

All reserve material will be returned, to either the faculty member or to the library stacks, at the end of each semester unless other arrangements have been requested.

FDU Library does not currently have electronic reserve capabilities.


Reserve Loan Periods


There are four reserve loan periods:

  • In-house: 2 hour loans, materials may not leave the library
  • Overnight: materials may be taken out of the library for 1 day
  • 2-Day: materials may be taken out of the library for 2 days
  • 3-Day: materials may be taken out of the library for 3 days

When placing items on reserve, please be sure to indicate the length of the loan period. The vast majority of reserve materials are available for In-house loan only. This provides the greatest number of students access to the material. Longer reserve loan periods should be used only in special situations.


Copyright Restrictions


Students may photocopy reserve materials subject to the following copyright restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions 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 specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

By requesting reserve materials patrons affirm that they are affiliated with Fairleigh Dickinson University and agree to these restrictions.