Reserves Policy and Procedures

The Circulation Departments of the two campus libraries house reserve materials in print format. Patrons must check out reserve materials with a valid TSU I.D.

General Guidelines:

  • Reserves are comprised of course related materials that support the academic programs of the University. Reserves are not intended to replace compulsory textbooks and other resources required for courses.
  • All materials placed on reserve by instructors are for non-commercial and educational use by students. Title 17 of the U.S. Code governs and sets strict limits on making copies of copyrighted materials. The Library reserves the right to refuse or accept copy requests by instructors that would involve violation of the fair use provisions of this law.
  • For instructions on how to use the reserves feature in E-Learn, please contact Angel Sloss, Embedded Librarian, (615-963-5206/ Dr. Cheryl Seay, TSU Global Education (963-7360/
  • Faculty may place circulating books owned by the Library or their personal copies on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. Personal copies should be in good physical condition. Faculty must indicate whether they are donating an item, or if they wish to have the item returned at the end of the class. Reference books are not allowed to be placed on reserve.
  • Electronic Reserves: The Library encourages faculty to upload copies of journal articles, book chapters and other documents into their E-Learn content area.

Types of Works Accepted for Traditional Reserves:

  • Library circulating books
  • Faculty members personal copies of books
  • Artifacts such as laboratory specimens, etc
  • To access Reserves held at the Circulation Desk, please use the following two link:
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  • Instructor Search: o