Library Reserves

Pamela Williams
Access Services Assistant II
Telephone: 217/351-2472

Quick links:
Copyright Clearance: Instructor's responsibility
Copyright Clearance Center

Items Currently on Reserve

Instructors' Reserve Request Form



The purpose of placing materials on Reserve is to make materials readily available to a large number of students within a relatively short period of time. 

Parkland Library offers two types of Reserves:

Parkland Library collection materials, as well as instructor's personal or departmental educational materials may be placed on Reserve as a resource for students in support of classroom instruction. 

Instructors select and provide all Reserve materials and determine, in conjunction with Library staff, the restrictions to be placed on the circulation of Reserve materials. Articles/excerpted materials may be placed on Traditional and/or Electronic Reserve in conformity with current copyright laws/restrictions.

Overdue fines for Reserve items:

Loan Periods and Renewal:


Books, articles, and videos are located behind the Service Desk, where they are filed by course number (for example, ACC 101) and the name of the instructor. You will need to show your Parkland College ID card to use these materials.

Photocopiers are available. Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color. Copiers will takes PC Print cards, change and bills. Sorry, the Library is unable to provide change.

Electronic Reserves are accessible through the online catalog. For off-campus access to them, students use their Parkland email login and password; faculty and staff use their Novell login and password.


If you would like to place an item on Reserve, please contact Pamela Williams, at 217/351-2472 or, or fill out the necessary request form at the Service Desk or online at: Instructors' Reserve Request Form.

Please note: Reserve items should be personal copies or Parkland Library materials. Items from other libraries will not be put on Reserve.

Instructors who wish to check out an item already placed on Reserve by another instructor will need to seek the permission of the instructor who reserved the item.

IMPORTANT: The Library attempts to place all material on Reserve the day it is received; however the volume of requests at the beginning of the semester may result in a longer processing time. Please submit materials at least one week prior to assigning these materials to your students.



Obtaining appropriate copyright clearance is the responsibility of the instructor. You may visit the Copyright Clearance Center at for convenient access to copyright permission information. Email the Library at or call 217/373-3839 for the account information.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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