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Course reserves are an academic library’s collection of materials placed on reserve by instructors in order to make required course reading available to a large number of students, and to ensure that students have equal access to required readings. All materials placed on course reserve are solely for the non-commercial, educational use of students at NECC.

Circulation of Course Reserves

Reserve materials circulate for short periods: two hours, six hours, 24 hours, two days, or seven days. The loan period is determined by the instructor.

Course Reserves Items

Course reserves may include books, journal articles, U.S. government documents, syllabi, lecture notes, exam samples, paper samples, videotapes, audio tapes, CDs, or other items not previously considered as part of the Libraries’ collection. Items may be from the NECC collection or from an instructor’s personal collection. Instructors may place on reserve up to five copies of an item.

Fair Use/Copyright

The NECC Libraries acknowledges and encourages the appropriate use (i.e., reproduction, distribution, performance and display) of copyrighted works and materials for teaching, scholarship and research purposes consistent with federal copyright law and the standards for fair use.

Course Reserves Catalog Access

The online Course Reserves catalog can be accessed from the NECC Course Reserves page Materials can be located by Instructor, Course, or Department.

Submitting and Removing Course Reserves

Instructors may submit course reserve material for the semester in which a course is offered. Please allow 48 hours for processing. Faculty may remove items from course reserve at any time. If instructors do not request the removal of materials by the end of the semester, the items will remain on reserve.

To place an item on reserve bring it to either campus library or contact:

Haverhill: Helen Mansur (978-556-3425)

Lawrence: Jenny Fielding (978-738-7400)

Last Updated: 3/22/2018

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