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Copyright for Faculty

Books on Reserve

Instructors wishing to place required books on Library reserve should email requests to Acquisitions Librarian Nora Gaines at ngaines@bankstreet.edu. Please include the following in your request:

  • Complete title
  • Author
  • Publication date
  • Edition
  • Publisher
  • ISBN (if possible)
  • Course number

For a title, or a new edition, not already owned by the Library, please anticipate between 2 and 6 weeks from the date of request for the book to be available to students. Your own personal copy may be placed on reserve.  All reserve books are noncirculating.

Is a Copyright Permissions Request Necessary?

When preparing the list of readings which you would like to have available to students online, first determine which readings might not require copyright permissions requests:

  1. Government websites and documents: Information, texts, and documents on government websites (federal, state and local) are freely available and do not require a permissions request.
  2. Check to see if your articles are accessible through any of the Library’s subscription databases. Articles available through any of the Library research databases do not require a permissions request.  To determine whether a particular journal (and particular year) are covered by any of our databases, search Find Journals.
  3. Check to see if the book chapters you are assigning are accessible as electronic books through the Library’s homepage search box use the Search Everything button.