Walker Library

Information for Faculty

Placing Materials on Reserve

Place Library-owned items on Reserve

Place personal items on Reserve (PDFs)

E-Reserve (journal articles, class notes, etc.)

Return PDFs to the Library Circulation desk or to Suzy Burkhardt via email (suzy.burkhardt@mtsu.edu) or campus mail (Box 13). Personal items must accompany PDFs.

Placing Photocopies or Electronic Copies of Copyrighted Material on Reserves

  • No more than nine copyrighted chapters, articles, essays, short stories, poems, excerpts, etc. may be placed on reserve for a course per semester.  Of those, up to three chapters may be from a single book.  Articles are restricted to one article per periodical issue and no more than three articles per volume title.  Photocopies and electronic access of copyrighted materials must adhere to the James E. Walker Library’s Copyright Guidelines.
  • The instructor must provide a clean photocopy of the document on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper.
  • A photocopy of the title page and the verso to the title page must be included for each book chapter, essay, excerpt, poem, or short story that is submitted.
  • A photocopy of the masthead of the journal must be submitted for articles that do not have the copyright information provided on the document.
  • Material may not be combined in one folder or notebook. Each article, chapter or essay must be listed separately.
  • The same photocopied items may not be placed on reserve for consecutive semesters.
  • Materials received through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on reserve.
  • Library owned media items may not be placed on reserve

Ordering Books for the Reserves Collection

Books can be ordered for the Reserves collection through Collection Management.  Please complete the Book Order Request Form and provide the requested information about Reserves.

Processing Reserves Requests

Reserves requests are normally processed within 7-10 days.  Please note that our business hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm.  However, during the first four weeks of the semester processing time may be longer.  Please do not assign Reserves readings until your list of materials has been processed and is available for use.

Policies and Procedures

Please refer to our Policies and Procedures page for information regarding rules, fines, and loan periods.


Please contact Suzy Burkhardt at suzy.burkhardt@mtsu.edu or 904-8544 for more information