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Course Reserve Requests

General Guidelines:

  • Faculty can request items be uploaded by e-mailing
  • Requests are processed in the order received.
  • When multi-user e-books are available we will consider purchasing them for use on course reserve. Articles and chapters can be scanned and uploaded.
  • If an e-book is not available, we are limited by copyright to scanning approximately one chapter or 10% of a book. If the library does not own a copy of the book in question, we can scan your personal copy.
  • Many traditional casebooks are not available to be put on reserve as e-books. Upon request, we will scan the first three weeks of required readings to add to your Canvas site.  This will allow students to complete the reading even if they have not yet purchased their own copy of the casebook.
  • If you have questions, or need more information, check the COVID-19 Faculty FAQs, contact your library liaison, or email

Copyright Permission:

Most reserve materials have copyright protection. Reproduction of materials must generally comply with fair use guidelines or be specifically allowed by the copyright holder. Faculty are responsible for complying with copyright law and should consult the official Cornell University copyright policy, available at the Cornell Copyright Information Center.

Updated 3.10.23