All requests must be submitted through Canvas
Tampa campus:Make a Reserve Request
USF St. Petersburg campus: email questions to the Access Services Department
Copyright Basics“). Photocopied materials will be scanned and made available electronically as PDF documents on Canvas. The Media Resources: Images, Video, and Audio guide lists available titles and gives instructions for how to find these materials in the catalog.
warning If you would like to reserve an item for one particular day for use in a classroom, please use our Media Scheduling Service. If you would like to place an item on hold to pick up, please use our Shelf Service Retrieval Request »Please submit all streaming video requests through the Course Reserves function in Canvas. The maximum number of videos per course will continue to be limited to five (5) units. If you are using a video that is currently expiring mid-spring semester, we recommend planning to use the video before the expiration date. If you would like additional help finding alternate material, please contact your Liaison Librarian.
USF Tampa campus: VHS and DVDs can also be scheduled for pick up for specific lecture dates via the Media Scheduling Services form. Media scheduling will also help you schedule a Media Center classroom in the library. USF St. Petersburg campus: VHS and DVDs can be checked out for one week for faculty to show in their classes. We encourage faculty to then add these materials to the course reserves.
Material Eligible for Course Reserves
- Instructors may place items (USF Tampa Library materials or their own personal materials) on reserve status for the students in their courses.
- Unless copyright to the item is owned by the instructor, personal reserve items must be original commercial copies owned by the instructor. The USF Tampa Library cannot accept items which are borrowed, rented, home-copied, or recorded from television.
- The USF Tampa Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a reserve request if, in the judgment of its staff, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law.
- Streaming media available through the Libraries’ catalog can also be linked to your Canvas course. The Media Resources: Images, Video, and Audio guide lists available titles and gives instructions for how to find these materials in the catalog.
- Rush purchase requests will be considered for books the Library does not own, with the exception of textbooks not included in the Textbook Affordability Project »
- USF Tampa campus library acquisition of textbooks is limited to the abilities of the Textbook Affordability Project »
- USF Tampa campus: Reference and bound periodicals collections.
- Material from the USF Libraries Special Collections.
- Material on loan from another library or obtained through ILL and UBorrow.
- Material rented from a commercial establishment.
- Items are removed from reserve at the end of the semester.
- USF Tampa campus instructors that need items for a new course/term must make a new request for the material via the new course in Canvas.
- USF St. Petersburg campus Instructors that need items for a new course/term should Make a Reserve request or email questions to the Access Services Department
- Due to limited space, personal items placed on reserve should be picked up promptly. Although precautionary measures are taken to secure all items, the USF Tampa Library cannot assume responsibility for the loss of personal items.
The guidelines for all reserves, including electronic reserves, are based on the provisions of fair use as stated in the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and the University of South Florida Use of Copyrighted Materials Policy »