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James Library

Faculty Resources


RCC faculty who wish to place course materials on reserve at the James Library may do so either by contacting Teresa Frohock; or by bringing items to the James Library circulation desk.  When requesting that materials be placed on reserve via e-mail, please include the following information:

§  Faculty name
§  Course name, number, and section
§  Title/author/edition of an item
§  Loan period [most items are library use only]
§  Begin and end reserve dates
§  Any special instructions 

Please allow 48 hours processing time for reserve materials.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent when the reserve materials are available for checkout, and library owned materials will be removed from Reserve at the end of the semester unless faculty notes otherwise.


You can check and see what items you have on reserve at any time by following these steps:

  • Go to the James Library webpage
  • Click on Search RCC Library Catalog
  • Click on Reserve Desk
  • In the field beside 'Search For' type your name
  • Click on Look Up Items on Reserve by Instructor


Reserve services are made available to RCC faculty and students to support course instruction requirements and to help facilitate equitable access to course specific information.  The James Library reserves are located at the circulation desk.  

All reserve materials are subject to guidelines similar to those governing formal classroom distribution for face-to-face teaching outlined in the A.L.A. Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research, and Library Reserve Use as well as the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act (Section 107).  


When the use of copyright material falls outside of the provisions of U.S. Copyright Act (Section 107) “Fair Use” guidelines, faculty can obtain copyright permission from the copyright owner.  The American Association of Publishers suggests that the following information be included in a permission request letter in order to expedite the process. The request should be sent to the permissions department of the publisher in question.


§  Title, author & edition of the materials 
§  Exact material to be used 
§  Number of copies to be made
§  Use to be made of duplicated materials
§  Form of distribution (classroom, newsletter, etc.)