John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Instructor Reserves

Contact Information

Reserves Manager:

Nancy Garmer


Phone: 321-674-7542

The following items do not need a signed Copyright Release Waiver:

  • Books, journals, or videotapes purchased by Florida Institute of Technology, or an instructor.
  • Material for which the instructor holds the copyright, such as instructor notes, quizzes, exams, and homework solutions.
  • Works for which copyright has expired, or for which no copyright protection exists.
  • Federal government publications.
  • Single photocopies of the following items (placed on reserve for one course for one semester only):
    • A (short) chapter from a book.
    • An article from a periodical or newspaper.
    • A short story, essay, or poem.
    • A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon, or picture from a book, periodical, or newspaper.

The library is not responsible for obtaining copy permission. Individual instructors must assure that copyright requirements are met. For additional information on copyright, the following resources are recommended:

Reserve items, whether they are textbooks, photocopies, journals, homework problems, or display items, provide students with regular access to materials they need for their studies. For textbooks, reserves ensure equal access of materials: because materials are on limited checkouts, everyone has a fair chance to use them.

Items may be placed on reserve by instructors, academic departments, or by the library. Instructors and academic departments may place items on reserve at any time during the semester, though typically most reserves are added at the beginning of each semester. The library generally places items on reserve at the beginning of the semester, and as needed throughout the year.

Library reserves are pulled from the stacks at the beginning of each semester, and are based upon the textbook list submitted to the bookstore. Rare, expensive, and frequently used books may be placed on permanent reserve at the discretion of the reserves manager.

  1. Please complete the Instructor Reserve Form and submit it with the material to be placed on reserve.
    • Please note that due to space limitations, items will only be placed on permanent reserve at the discretion of the reserves manager.
    • Items currently on permanent reserve MAY BE REMOVED due to low circulation statistics at the discretion of the reserves manager.
  2. When applicable, a copyright release waiver must be signed. Please see copyright guidelines for further information.

Please allow three days for reserve items to be processed. At the end of the semester, you will receive an email notification regarding the status of your reserve, unless you have indicated that you wish the item to remain reserve for the following semester.

Library staff will make every effort to safe guard reserve materials, and all materials submitted will be affixed with a barcode and security stripping. However, please note that the Evans Library cannot assume liability for damage or loss of materials.