Yale University supports teaching with electronic course reserves and similar analog and digital services. The primary function of these services is to ensure that students and instructors will have timely access to course-related library resources.
Course Reserves are short-term loans of print materials, videos, audiotapes, and other materials that are required for the teaching of a current course and placed on reserve at a Library facility by the instructor. At the end of the semester, all items will be removed from reserve and re-shelved or returned to the instructor.
All materials placed on Course Reserves must belong to either the Library, the course instructor, or the corresponding University department. Materials from non-Yale libraries – including Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan items - may not be placed on Reserves. Please contact SML/Bass Reserves at email@example.com or your local reserves staff if you would like an item ordered for Course Reserves.
Electronic reserve materials or eReserves are short-term “loans” of digital materials that are required for the teaching of a current course and placed on electronic reserve by the instructor. eReserves may only be used in compliance with copyright law. At the end of the semester, all items will be removed from eReserve.
Only Yale University students currently enrolled in the course for which those materials are placed, the course instructors, and authorized course auditors may access the designated eReserves course page. All course pages containing eReserve material are password protected.
Yale University Library is committed to complying with all applicable intellectual property laws and expect instructors to respect copyright. It is the responsibility of instructors to determine if the material placed on eReserve complies with copyright law.
All materials placed on eReserves must have been lawfully acquired and belong to either the Library, the course instructor, or the corresponding University department. Materials from non-Yale libraries – including Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan items - may not be placed on eReserves. Additionally, custom course packs are licensed only for individual student use and cannot be included in eReserves holdings.
For step by step instructions on how to submit Course Reserve requests via Canvas, follow this guide: Using Canvas for Reserves
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