GPC Dunwoody Campus Library: Reserve Materials

Reserve materials

Definition: Reserve materials are defined as items located behind the Circulation Desk. They may include books, articles, videos, and other materials that are required for a course by the instructor or textbooks donated by departments. The materials may belong to our library, the instructor, or the department but may not be materials from non-GPC libraries. Laptops, calculators, and USB drives are classified as reserve items. Specialized reserve items may include rock samples or slides.

Borrowers: Only currently enrolled GPC students, staff, and faculty are allowed to check out reserve materials. A valid photo ID is required.

Loan Periods: The instructor sets the loan period for each item. Most reserve items are 2 hour in-library use only. Other reserve loan periods include 1 hour, 3 hour, 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, and 7 day.

Responsibility: The library staff will make every effort to ensure the safety of materials placed on reserve. However, we cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged material.

Placing items on reserve

Instructors may place items on reserve at any time during the semester by filling out the required form and turning in the materials at the Circulation Desk. The materials should be turned in five working days before being assigned to a class. Materials turned in at the beginning of the semester may take longer to process.

Reviewing materials on reserve

Instructors are responsible for reviewing their materials and picking them up at the designated time. The LRC staff is not responsible for reserve items not picked up in a timely manner. Materials not claimed for one semester following their removal date become the property of the library and may be discarded.

Copyright Compliance

GPC Libraries are committed to complying with all applicable intellectual property laws, and expect faculty to respect copyright. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to determine if the material placed on reserve is in compliance with copyright law. A Fair Use Checklist is available to assist faculty in making this determination.

For additional copyright information, see GPC Libraries' Copyright Best Practices statement.

For questions about reserve materials, please contact:
Aviva Lefkovitz