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Course Reserves

Course reserves are books, DVDs or other materials made available in the library for students in specific courses or programs to use during the semester.

Reserves can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time and are for use in the library.

Placing Items on Course Reserve

We make every effort to place required course materials on reserve whenever possible. Instructors can also lend the library personal copies to be placed on reserve for all or part of the semester.

To place an item on course reserve, print and complete a Reserve Form and contact the Access Services Librarian for your campus:

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Biddeford Campus
Jenna Blake Davis
(207) 602-2811

Processing new reserve requests can take up to 48 hours.


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

Understanding Copyright
UNE’s Copyright Policy

You may have a case for fair use: UNE Library Services’ Fair Use Checklist.

Materials that can be placed on reserve:

  • Anything from the UNE Libraries’ book stacks
  • Personal copies of books, journals, CDs, and DVDs
  • Personal photocopies which meet copyright compliance guidelines with the following limitations:
    • Single Author Work: 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:

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

Electronic Content

If the library has online access to an article, chapter or book title, you can provide students with a persistent link within your Blackboard course or course syllabus.