Electronic Reserves

Submitting e-reserves

There is a new form for instructor-created materials (no Fair Use Checklist required)!

Please choose the appropriate for and fill it out completely and carefully. Submissions with omissions or errors will be returned to the instructor.

Remember to email the original electronic files to ereserve AT ccsf DOT edu (replacing the words with the appropriate symbols for the email address, no spaces). Send hard copy originals to E-Reserves, Box R407

Please allow 5 business days for processing.

Please note: We do not have a high-volume scanner, so we cannot accommodate requests involving more than 10 scans in a single item.

Please feel free to contact your subject liaison or Sascha Hutchings or Kim Ginther-Webster if you have any questions about electronic reserves.


Materials we can place on e-reserves at this time

  • Materials that fall within Fair Use*
  • Materials that do not require permission, such as instructors’ notes, sample papers, sample exams, etc.
  • Links articles from our article databases
  • Links to eBooks that we offer through NetLibrary
  • Links to instructor Web pages
  • Materials for which permission has been obtained by the instrcutor

* It is the instructor's responsibility to determine Fair Use and obtain any necessary permission. See www.ccsf.edu/Policy/Copyright/fairuse.htm for information about Copyright and Fair Use.


About e-reserves

  • E-reserves are electronic documents students can access through CityCat, the library catalog, so they are accessible 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection, and not restricted to library hours or seating availability.
  • E-reserves accommodate many document types, e.g. doc, ppt, pdf, html, jpg, gif, as well as links to Web pages and CCSF database articles and e-books.
  • Password protection is available, limiting access to students in your course. You provide the password to your students. Library staff cannot give out e-reserve passwords. 


Advantages of e-reserves

  • We can easily provide you with information on how your materials are being utilized
  • Print materials aren’t subject to wear and tear
  • You can reduce the need to update your course website by linking to your reserves listing in CityCat (the library catalog) and updating your e-reserves each semester
  • Off-campus connection to database articles is streamlined
  • Copyright-free items (such as those you create) can remain in e-reserves from semester to semester, and you need only ask us to repost them and change the password each term