The Course Reserves collections of the UGA Libraries provide restricted, short-term loans of books and other materials free of charge to support University teaching activities. The Course Reserves service is a free library service for instructors who wish to provide print and/or electronic access to assigned readings to a large number of students. The primary function of this service is to assure that students and instructors will have free, timely access to course-related resources. Course reserves are available at multiple locations on campus, including the Main and Science Libraries, the Curriculum Materials Library, the Art Library, the Music Library, as well as the Owens Library at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design. For information about Media Reserves, please contact the Media Desk at 706.542.7360 or

For Students -

Search Course Reserves in GIL-Find, the UGA Libraries Catalog.

User Guidelines provide detailed information about the Course Reserves service for students.

For Instructors -

The UGA Libraries are not responsible for obtaining copyright clearances or permissions from copyright holders for materials submitted for use as course reserves. The University System of Georgia provides tools to assist instructors in determining whether their intended educational use of copyrighted material is within fair use. Before submitting material for electronic reserves, instructors should review the Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research, in particular the section on Additional Guidelines for Electronic Reserves.

For more information on Fair Use & Copyright, please contact Mariann Burright at or 706.542.6643. Additional copyright information is provided on this library resource guide. For assistance with course reserves submissions, please contact the Course Reserves staff at the Main Library at 706.542.2081 or or at the Science Library at 706.542.4535 or

Submission Guidelines include detailed information on submitting materials to be placed on course reserves.

Submission Form

Copyright on Campus

Jane the librarian educates her university colleagues about copyright law and its impact on the academic institution’s use of intellectual property.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The University of Georgia Libraries reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

1 37 C.F.R. §201.14

Main Library Reserves
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Science Library Reserves