Architecture Studies Library Reserves Policy
It is the policy of the Architecture Studies Library (ASL), University of Nevada,
Las Vegas to follow the fair use provisions of the Copyright Law (contained
in Title 17 of the U.S. Code). Specifically, the ASL Reserves Policy is guided
by the permissions granted within Section
107 of the Copyright Law with respect to making copies for educational purposes.
In essence the law states that making multiple copies for classroom use is not
considered a copyright infringement. It further establishes four factors that
will be used to determine whether the use being made of a work is fair use.
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is
of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- The nature of the copyrighted work;
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted
work as a whole; and
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted
In its enforcement of photocopying and/or digitizing works for the purpose
of placing them on reserve, either in print or electronic format, the Architecture
Studies Library complies with these four fair use factors and to that end adheres
to the following requirements:
- Course reserves will be processed for UNLV courses only.
- The patron barcode will be required for accessing electronic reserves.
- All materials placed on reserve will be at the initiative of faculty solely
for the non-commercial, educational use of UNLV students.
- Material will be made available only for the semester the class is being
- There will be no charge for access to reserve materials; the charge for
copies made by students will be limited to the nominal costs of photocopies
or computer printouts.
- Materials to be copied or scanned for electronic reserves that are not owned
by the library will be purchased as needed.
- Whether the Library owns the item or not, the Library will not copy or
- An entire book
- An entire journal issue
- Amounts that exceed the essence of the work
- Works intended to be purchased by students for course work, coursepacks,
workbooks, exercises, solution manuals, standardized tests or test booklets
and answer sheets, and case studies
- Student papers without written permission from the author granting such permission
and waiving privacy rights.
- A copyright notice will be placed on all digital and/or photocopies to be
used for reserve material.
- UNLV faculty are responsible for making the initial good faith determination
of fair use and acknowledging copyright compliance when making requests to
place items on reserve.
- UNLV faculty are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions when needed,
paying copyright permission fees as requested and presenting proof of copyright
permission for items requiring such permission.
- Works that explicitly grant permission to copy for educational purposes
will be accepted for reserves.
- The Architecture Studies Library reserves the right to:
- determine if material will be placed on reserve.
- make the final determination if copyright permission is necessary.
The Architecture Studies Library will routinely monitor the effectiveness of
this policy and make every effort to ensure that library services are in compliance
with the Copyright Law.