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Course Reserves

Course reserves are books, DVDs or other materials held at the library for students in a specific course or program. Course reserves can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time and can’t be taken out of the library. Ask for course reserves at the library front desk.

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Physical Materials

We place required course materials on reserve whenever possible. We can also add personal 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. 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

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.

Can’t be placed on reserve:

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

Online Resources

We can add a link to e-book titles in course reserves.

Share a persistant link with your class rather than PDF copies of online articles, chapters or e-books. 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.