Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserve (ereserve) allows your students to search for online course readings using the Library Catalog.

About Electronic Reserve

  • Access to Electronic Course Reserves is limited to currently enrolled students and current LRCCD employees.
  • In order to access the materials, students must log in using their LRCCD credentials.
  • Items may be retrieved by course number or instructor name but not by author or title of the work. Students will find the materials using the same technique they use to find other reserve items.
  • The library can scan certain items for you and provide them on ereserve as PDF files, or, if the item exists elsewhere online, can provide a link to those items.


  1. In cases of works protected by copyright, electronic reserves will be limited to single articles or single chapters or other minor sections of larger works. Entire long-form works will not be included without permission from the copyright holder.
  2. All material submitted for electronic reserves must include appropriate citations or attributions to their sources. All electronic reserve items will display the following Section 108 (f) (1) notice:

    Under certain conditions specified in the United States Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” One copy may be made for scholarly purposes. No further reproduction, transmission, or electronic distribution of this material is permitted unless copyright fees are paid.

  3. In accordance with fair use, copyrighted materials supplied by faculty members may be placed on electronic reserve for one semester without obtaining permission. Thereafter the faculty member should obtain permission to use the copy from the copyright holder (this can normally be accomplished through the Copyright Clearance Center). If permission cannot be obtained, please contact us for follow-up.
  4. Materials that are in the public domain or that are covered by a license permitting free distribution (such as Creative Commons) may be placed on electronic reserve with no limitations.

Copyright Resources

We list the resources below to help you figure out strategies for determining when you should or should not place materials on reserve. We recommend you also use these when placing materials protected by copyright on any online course site, such as a D2L site. For more information, please contact the Library’s copyright point person, Jeff Karlsen (x2583).