We are encouraging faculty to identify course materials as early as possible so that we have time to identify and secure e-versions. Please submit your course reserves requests through Canvas. Follow our or email questions to or your local reserves unit.
As part of Yale‘s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Library is fulfilling scanning requests as part of a legitimate response to a public health emergency such as this one. If your request is for course materials that will be used by students needing accommodation for print disabilities, please submit that request here and we will work with Student Accessibility Services to deliver an appropriately formatted version. If you do not have students needing accommodation and you have determined the use to favor fair use under U.S. copyright law, you may upload this material yourself and share it with your class through the university’s Canvas learning management portal. If you need the Library to scan this material, please submit your request through Canvas for assistance.
Note, however, that we must still ensure that our scanning is feasible, permissible and reasonable in relation to these extraordinary circumstances. Please only request materials where an electronic copy is not available from the Library (and note that the Library may be able to purchase electronic access if it does not currently offer the resource). Please also limit your request to the portions of a given work that are needed for full participation in the course for the duration of the limited student access and/or student dislocation. Scans made during this time may include a special cover page with important copyright information; please include the cover page when you share the scan with students. Please only distribute these scans to students using your course site on Canvas to ensure that access is limited only to those enrolled in the course.
Finally, note that some textbook publishers and other academic resource vendors are making resources freely available to educational users affected by COVID-19 closures. For a current list of these vendors, please visit: .
Reusing a reserves list from a previous semester is quick and easy. Best of all, your eReserves are available immediately!
When adding items to your list, click on "Class Tools" and select "Clone Class." Follow the prompts to select and copy your reserve items forward from previous lists.
Import a list from a previous semester in Canvas
Yale University Library can provide access to course readings by utilizing the Course Reserves service through Canvas. Items can be placed on Physical Reserve within the library (books, DVDs, etc.), or scans of library materials can be placed online for ease of access (eReserve). If the library does not already have the materials needed for a course reserve request, we can try to purchase them for the library’s collection or faculty can bring in their own copy to place on Reserve. Students can access Reserves materials any time the library is open or 24/7 via eReserve.
For specific Yale course reserves:
Film Study Center
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The Yale University Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
1 37 C.F.R. §201.14