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Guidelines for Submitting E-Reserves


Electronic Reserves allows authorized Clarion faculty and students to access supplementary course reading materials online. Items are organized alphabetically by professor, course number, and department. Each course is password protected, students will need to get this password from their professor, library staff are not permitted to distribute this password. 

General Instructions

Submissions for electronic reserves are placed by completing the Library Reserves Request Form for materials to be placed on reserve. This form will be emailed to the Circulation Department, Carlson Library. If you are submitting paper or electronic copies of documents for e-reserve, you will need to include a copy of the completed form with the documents. Documents may be hand delivered to the Circulation Department, Carlson Library, mailed to Carlson Library Circulation Department, 840 Wood Street, Clarion University, Clarion, PA 16214, or emailed to, which is the method preferred by the library.

Please allow sufficient lead time for processing. Requests may take up to two (2) weeks, so items submitted at the last minute may not be available when desired.

Items should be identified for reserve cataloging in the same manner as they appear on your syllabus. Students should know specifically what to ask or search for.

Please print the forms listed above and submit with your Reserve items if you are submitting print material. All photocopied material should include the following:

  • All photocopies should be printed single-sided on 8.5x11" paper.
  • Please provide the full bibliographic citation for each e-reserve document on the first page of each article.
  • Please do not staple documents together; we have to remove staples before scanning. Use paper clips instead.
  • Each photocopy should be no longer than 25 pages, to ensure smooth feeding through the scanner. If your photocopy exceeds this page length, please divide the article into parts.
  • Try to eliminate black margins and gutters on photocopies - these marks darken once the document is scanned, and toner is wasted when the document is printed.
  • Articles currently accessible on the Internet or via the library's electronic databases may not be placed on e-reserve.

In consideration of the fair use exception to U.S. copyright law, we can only place limited portions of a work on reserve. For more information about copyright, please contact William Trimble at

Please note that items not in use during a particular semester will be removed from Reserve.