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Adler University Library Policies: Course Reserves

Adler University Library's policies on: borrowing (including fines/fees, recalls & holds), eResources usage, interlibrary loan, course reserves, copyright compliance, donations/gifts

Contact us

Harold & Birdie Mosak Library - Chicago
17 North Dearborn, 15th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-662-4230

Adler University Library - Online

Adler University Learning Commons - Vancouver
520 Seymour Str., 3rd floor

Vancouver, BC

V6B 3J5

Phone: 236-521-2405

Library hours


Fall, Spring Summer I semesters (Central Time)
Monday 9am - 7pm 
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursdays 9m - 7pm 
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm 

Sunday  Library Closed

Summer II and breaks
Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm (CT)
Fri - Sun - Library Closed

Online Campus

When Online Campus classes are in session
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (CT)
Other times by arrangement, email the Online Campus Librarian for an appointment.


Semester Hours (Pacific Time)
Monday 8:30 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 4:00
Sunday closed


What are the check-out policies for reserves? Can I photocopy reserve material?

Course reserve materials are charged out for use in the building only.  The reserve loan period is two hours for students and faculty (or close of business, whichever is sooner).  If no one is waiting for the item, renewal is an option.  Patrons should be mindful to return reserve materials in a timely way to respect the needs of other students.

Reserve materials are due back to the Library Service Desk by closing on the day they were charged.  Reserve materials kept past closing of the day they were charged incur a fee of $40.  Items that are not returned on time will automatically be considered lost and replacement fees will be applied.

Individual users who wish to make photocopies of copyrighted reserve materials for personal use are responsible for complying with fair use provisions and/or all notices and warnings posted on reproduction equipment (i.e., copiers, printers, etc.) concerning copyright compliance.  Posted notices read as follows:

NOTICE WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Libraries and archives furnish unsupervised photocopy or other reproduction equipment for the convenience of and use by patrons. Under 17 U.S.C. § 108(f)(2) the provision of unsupervised photocopy or reproduction equipment for use by patrons does not excuse the person who uses the reproduction equipment from liability for copyright infringement for any such act, or for any later use of such copy or phonorecord, if it exceeds fair use as provided by section 107 or any other provision of the copyright law. This institution reserves the right to refuse to make available or provide access to photocopy or other reproduction equipment if, in its judgment, use of such equipment would involve violation of copyright law.

What kinds of materials can be placed on reserve?

Any item that is part of the Library’s circulating collection (i.e., books, A/V materials) may be put on reserve for a course.  Faculty may also put personal materials on reserve.  Please note that personal items may be damaged by photocopying or heavy use.  The Library assumes no liability for damaged or missing personal materials.

Books received from other libraries via interlibrary loan or I-Share may not be placed on reserve.

Photocopies of articles may be placed in reserve folders if they are not available electronically in one of the Library’s databases, and if they are in accord with one or more of the following criteria:

  • In the public domain (i.e., all works published prior to 1923, or works without a copyright notice that were published prior to 1978)
  • Used with permission of the copyright holder
  • Used under provisions of a contract or license agreement that takes precedence over what is allowed by copyright law
  • Used under Fair Use provisions allowed by the Copyright Act (Title 17, Section 107), with accompanying four factor analysis documentation from the Electronic Resources Librarian

Photocopies of substantial portions of books or journal issues are not covered under the Fair Use provisions, and may not be placed on reserve unless they meet one of the first three criteria listed above.

Photocopies obtained via interlibrary loan or I-Share for personal research may not be placed on reserve.  Please consult with a member of the Library faculty for assistance with acquiring permissions in these cases.