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Course Reserves

Course reserves are books, DVDs or other materials for students in specific courses or programs. Physical reserves can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time and cannot be taken out of the library.

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Physical Materials

We make an effort to place required course materials on reserve whenever possible. We can also place personal copies on reserve for all or part of the semester.

Bring any library or personal items you would like placed on course reserve, along with a completed Reserve Form, to the library information desk. If you have questions about course reserves, contact the Access Services Librarian on your campus:

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Biddeford Campus
Jenna Blake Davis
(207) 602-2811

Materials that can be placed on reserve:

  • Anything from the UNE Libraries’ 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 volume: 3 chapters, articles, poems, essays, stories or illustrations

Materials that cannot be placed on reserve:

  • Items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan
  • Personal recordings of music, television or film

Electronic Content

If required texts are available as e-books, we will add a link to the course reserve record for the course or program.

To provide an article, chapter or e-book with your class, please share a link with students rather than a PDF copy.

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: UNE Library Services’ Fair Use Checklist.