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New Faculty Orientation - Online Pre-Orientation

Copyright and Course Reserves Overview for New Faculty

The CMU Libraries’ Course Reserves and Copyright Services unit will work with you to place materials on course reserve in support of your classes. We will:

  • Secure permission to use the required materials.
  • Pay any usage fees associated with the items.
  • Obtain copies of the requested items.
  • Upload the items into your Blackboard course shell.

All requests for course reserve items should be submitted six to eight weeks before the start of class. This gives the library time to obtain permission, process payment, and upload materials. If you cannot meet this deadline, please submit your request as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to have the material available by the start of the class.

You will receive an email confirmation once the material has been placed on reserve/loaded into Blackboard.

An alternative to course reserves in Blackboard is having reserve readings made into a course pack through Printing Services. These coursepacks will then be available for student purchase through the CMU Bookstore. Arrangements for course pack creation should be made through your department.