The Library Course Readings Service ensures that high-demand course readings are available to the maximum number of students over the duration of the courses, while also ensuring copyright-compliance. The Library checks the copyright status of course readings and clears permission for course materials each term.
Requesting Readings for your Course
Instructions/procedures for course readings depends upon the nature of the material as follows:
- E-Reserve Materials (Online articles, streamed video, digitized materials)
- Print Reserve (Photocopies of articles, books, DVDs, VHS)
- Custom Course Manual (course packs and reprotexts from the Campus Bookstore)
All course readings posted/made available to students at Ryerson University need to be copyright compliant. The Ryerson University Fair Dealing Guideline limits the amount of material you can make available to your students to 10% of a work or 1 chapter. Any amount beyond that will need further permission via E-Reserves. More copyright information can be found on the basic Ryerson University Copyright website, including how to check readings yourself, and copyright Teaching FAQ’s.