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Reading Lists & Reserves

Eligible Materials

Reading lists can include:

  • Links to the library’s electronic material (e.g. e-journal articles, e-books, streaming video)
  • Links to other web resources (e.g. Youtube)
  • Scanned or digitizing copies of material (provided that they fall within the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines) 
  • Any other digital materials allowed under the Copyright Act
  • Physical items placed on reserve, including personal copies
Please note that the library is unable to provide electronic access to many commercial textbooks because of publisher licensing restrictions.

Photocopies and Scanned Documents

The library will scan materials on behalf of instructors for use in the online reading list system. Scanned copies of readings can be used in reading lists or placed on reserve, provided that they fall within the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines. They may include:

  • up to 10% of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work)
  • one chapter from a book
  • a single article from a periodical
  • an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works
  • an entire newspaper article or page
  • an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores
  • an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference work

full citation is required for all photocopied or scanned materials and a digitization request must be placed. Scanned PDFs will be stored in the library’s online reading list system.

Physical Items

  • Loan period options for physical reserve items are 2 hours, 3 hours, overnight (due next day at noon), 3 days, or 7 days.
  • Holds and recalls are not available for reserve materials due to their already short loan periods.
  • Only University of Regina students, faculty, and staff may borrow Reserve materials. 
  • Only one reserve item at a time can be borrowed.
  • All materials must be returned to the Library Help Desk.
  • Items should not be placed in any of the book return bins.
  • Reserves cannot be renewed.

Personal Copies Policy

  • Instructors may place a personal copy of an item on reserve that the library does not have in its collection.
  • If requested by the instructor, the library will also order a copy of the item to add to our collection and place on reserve. Once the ordered copy is received, the instructor’s personal copy will be removed from reserve unless the instructor wants it to also remain on reserve.
  • Instructors must sign a “Course Reserves Request Form” agreement which indicates:
    • Personal copies must be picked up from the Library Help Desk when the item is to be removed from reserve. Items will not be sent through interoffice mail to an office or department.
    • The library assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged items.

End of Semester Removal of Reserves

Items will be removed from reserve at the end of the semester unless otherwise specified.  Personal books and photocopies must be picked up from the Library Help Desk.