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Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials placed on short-term loan by Faculty for use by students in their class. These pages explain how to use Reserves services for both faculty and students.

Copyright & Fair Use

The resources below may help answer questions about Seattle University copyright policies, and best practices/guidelines in the copyright and Fair Use community at large:

  1. Seattle University Copyright Policy and Guidelines. This document shapes and interprets all copyright usage on campus.
  2. Fair Use Evaluator. Here is a handy, easy-to-use, ALA-generated guide to evaluate your material's Fair Use status.
  3. The Seattle University Reprographics Center has an abbreviated Seattle University copyright cheat sheet, and can help faculty with copyright clearance issues, from obtaining copyright to generating course packets. They can be reached at (206) 296-2308 or
  4. The US Copyright Office Circular 2.1 "Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians" is a useful tool for interpreting U.S. copyright law. The guidelines are the minimum standards for educational fair use, and the brevity, spontaneity, and cumulative effect.

If you have further questions about Course Reserves, please contact Reserves Technician Aaron Morgan at (206) 296-6235 or e-mail

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