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Manage Course Reserves

Place your courses’ required and recommended books, articles, films, and other materials on reserve at the library to give free access to your students. Course reserves can be used within the library for two hours at a time, giving your whole class equitable access. E-books, articles, and other online materials can also be linked to your course for easy access, often with no limit on concurrent users.

Physical Materials

We place required course materials on reserve whenever possible. We can also add personal or department copies for all or part of the semester.

Request that we place items on reserve for your course, or bring a completed reserve form to the library information desk. Please allow 48 hours for processing. If you have questions about course reserves, contact the Access Services Librarian on your campus:

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Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

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Biddeford Campus
Ann Price
(207) 602-2811

What can be placed on reserve:

  • Anything from the from our physical or online collections.
  • Personal copies of books, journals, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Personal photocopies which meet copyright compliance guidelines with the following limitations:
    • Single author book: 1 chapter, article, poem, essay, story or illustration (or two excerpts).
    • Multiple author book: 3 chapters, articles, poems, essays, stories or illustrations.
    • Journal issue: 3 chapters, articles, poems, essays, stories or illustrations.

What can’t be placed on reserve:

  • Items borrowed from another library.
  • Personal recordings of music, television or film.

Online Resources

We can add e-books, articles and other online resources to course reserves.

If you would like to share links to individual titles or articles with students, please share a persistant link rather than PDF copies. Learn more about using our licensed online materials.


All reserve materials must comply with the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976, as amended (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Copyright & Fair Use
UNE’s Copyright Policy

You may have a case for fair use, use our Fair Use Checklist [PDF] to make an assessment.