Materials in the Reserves collection may be borrowed and returned at the Circulation Desk located to the left when entering the atrium of the James E. Walker Library. The Circulation Desk is staffed during all hours the library is open. The Reserves department supports the instructional needs of University faculty by providing greater access to limited resources. Access to items on reserves is limited to MTSU students (currently enrolled in specific courses), staff, faculty, and administrators. A valid MTSU ID is required to borrow materials.
To ensure that reserves materials are readily available, the number of items that may be borrowed at any one time is limited to four items.
Library materials that cannot be placed on Walker Library Reserve include:
Instructors’ personal copies can include any form of supplementary materials that the instructor is using for course instruction, including:
All copyright protected photocopied material will prominently display a notice warning that the material is protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code.) and must adhere to the Walker Library’s Copyright Guidelines. Copyrighted materials include photocopies of chapters from books, articles from newspapers or periodicals, a poem, story, essay, or excerpt from a creative work.
All copyright protected electronic Reserves materials are subject to copyright restrictions and must adhere to the Walker Library’s Copyright Guidelines. Electronic Reserves materials include photocopied materials that have been electronically scanned, full-text resources from electronic databases, links to websites, and Word or PowerPoint documents uploaded and saved as PDF files.
Please note that Walker Library is not responsible for loss or damage to personal materials placed on Reserve.