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Electronic Reserve (eReserve)

Articles from journals, chapters from books, syllabi, and other materials for educational use can be posted to electronic reserve. A document is scanned and converted into a PDF, which is stored, accessed and shared via the Internet.

Students are able to access eReserve readings at any time of the day or night from any computer with Internet access.  The file is found by searching eReserves from the Services menu on the Polk Library homepage. Acrobat Reader must be installed on the computer to view most eReserve files. A free version of the reader can be downloaded from the Adobe products web site.

Articles from journals

  • If articles are available in Polk Library or in Polk Library owned full text databases, citations can be emailed to Please be sure to include course information with your request.
  • Photocopies to be scanned must be clean and free from gray shadows with minimal black margins and center stripes.

Chapters from books

  • Photocopies to be scanned must be free from gray shadows with minimal black margins and center stripes. In accordance with the guidelines of fair use (Section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Act), copyright information must be included on the first page of all photocopied materials. This information may be supplied by photocopying the title page (adding the copyright date) or the page where the copyright notice appears.  Click here to view copyright guidelines (PDF).
  • Reserve staff will retrieve books from the circulating collection to scan selections and post to eReserve. Use the Reserve Form for Library-Owned Materials (be sure to include a comment at the bottom of the form indicating which selections you would like posted).  You can also send an email to supplying author, title, call number and chapter or page numbers wanted.  Be sure to include course & term information.
  • We are happy to scan directly from instructor provided sources. Fill out, print and sign the Reserve Materials Form. Items may be brought to the Circulation/Reserve Desk or sent through campus mail. Remember to include the Reserve Material form.

Syllabi, lecture notes, exams or other material

  • Electronic files are preferred and may be sent as attachments to .
  • Unpublished works by students may be placed on reserve with the student's written permission. The Student Paper Release Form should accompany all requests to place student work on reserve.
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