Course Reserves

Course Reserves allow instructors to make books or articles available to students either physically or electronically. Physical reserves consist of books that instructors would like the students to have access to. These books can be provided by instructors or books in our collection. Electronic reserves allow online access to documents at any time. Electronic reserves are an Open Educational Resource accessed through our web page.

Do you have a teaching resource you would like to make available to your students at no cost?  KSU Library's Course Reserves service allows you to place physical or electronic items on reserve for your class for the duration of the semester.  Simply fill in the e-form request, which you can find below in submit reserves - faculty.  Materials may be your own copies of books, cd's, dvd's or articles that you drop off or send via PDF. You can also specify items from the collection that we will temporarily relocate to Reserves for your students.  Once you submit a request and drop off the materials, please allow 5 business days for us to get them ready.  As soon as you receive an email that they are done, your students will have access to either check items out or view them electronically.  

Kennesaw State University Library System is required to comply with all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. All KSU faculty, staff, and students are expected to do the same. Therefore, the Kennesaw State University Library System will work with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that all material placed on reserve complies with copyright law. It is the individual responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to obtain copyright clearance. Please contact the Course Reserves Coordinator for guidance.

  • Physical Reserve Items
    Location: Check Out Desk, Ground floor
    Loan Period: 2 hours, 3 days, or 7 days, as determined by the course instructor
    Search Reserves

    Electronic Reserve Items
    Location: Electronic Reserves Account
    Viewable Period: Not available after the course has ended
    Access: Net ID/Password & Course Password - PROVIDED BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR

  • Physical Reserve Items
    Submit Reserves Form (Kennesaw)                Submit Reserves Form (Marietta)
    Bring items (with folders) to the Check Out Desk, Ground floor.
    Allow(5) days before announcing availability.

    Electronic Reserve Items
    Read Electronic Reserve Guidelines
    Submit Reserves Form
    Allow(5) days before announcing availability.
    Provide students with the E-Reserves Course Password (E-Mailed to you)
    Provide students with a link in D2L

    Copyright Information
    USG Copyright, Fair Use, & Electronic Reserve Policy
    Fair Use Check List
    KSU Copyright Management Center
    KSU Legal Affairs Office

    Reserves Contact: For Kennesaw Campus: Kevin Jackson, 470-578-2004.                    For Marietta Campus: Donna Coder, 470-578-7472.

    • Overdue fines for Electronics (laptops & iPads) are $10 per hour.
    • Overdue fines for 3 day or 7 day reserves is $3.00 per day.
    • Maximum fine is $35 per item.
    • Delinquent accounts may result in an administrative hold that could prevent registration for future terms and possibly graduation.
    • Lost or Damaged Items.
    • Replacement cost determined by library, a $35 processing fee and applicable overdue fees.