Course reserves ensure equitable access to high demand library materials. Regularly
assigned, recommended, or required readings are placed on reserve at the request of
faculty and course instructors to support all Ferris academic programs.
Library materials owned by FLITE may be placed on reserve.
Instructor's personal materials (e.g. owned books, DVDs, syllabi, lecture notes, etc.)
will be accepted for reserve on a case-by-case basis.
FLITE is not responsible for lost or damaged materials.
Upon request, FLITE staff members will place security tags on personal materials placed
in the print and media reserve collection.
Personal copies placed on print and media reserve will be returned to faculty and
instructors at the end of a semester if they are not being used in a class the following
Loan periods for print and media reserve are two hours, four hours, and one day as
determined by course instructors.
Students may check out up to two reserve items at one time.
To place print or media on reserve, please submit an Online Request Form below or
submit a completed request form at the FLITE Checkout Desk.
FLITE will place digital texts or images, sound files, or other online materials in
a password-protected site made available for students enrolled in a course for a single
Many full-text articles and other online materials have been purchased or licensed
by FLITE and are available electronically. Faculty are encouraged to identify and
assign these whenever possible, as materials owned or licensed by the library can
often be used without obtaining additional permissions.
Access to library owned or licensed electronic content will be provided by a link
to the library or vendor webpage from which the content can be downloaded by the student
At the end of each semester, access to eReserves will be discontinued for students
enrolled in the course.
Please contact your Liaison Librarian to request library materials to be made available via eReserves.
FLITE will make course reserves available within the limits of copyright. In accordance
with fair use (Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Act), reserve collections may include
copyrighted materials at the request of a faculty member or course instructor.
All reserve materials must meet the “four factors” of fair use as stated in Title
17, U.S. Code, sec. 107:
the purpose and character of the use
the nature of the copyrighted work
the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work
as a whole
the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work
FLITE staff members can assist with obtaining appropriate copyright permission whenever
necessary. Please contact David Scott or see Copyright Basics for more information.
Print & Media Reserves
Materials available for a course can be found by logging in with FSU credentials and
searching for a course code or instructor name. Collect the materials at the first
floor checkout desk.