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Watzek Library Response to Coronavirus: Course Reserves

Course Reserves Digitization Service for Faculty

Faculty may request online copies of of required course readings and movies. Because library staff have limited access to campus, please allow up to one week for your request to be filled. To request an online copy:

  • Find the item in Primo, the library's online catalog
  • Click on the title
  • Sign in using your Lewis & Clark username and password
  • Click "Add to Course Reserves"
  • Complete and submit the request form

Print materials will be scanned, and audiovisual content will be made available to stream. Students who need online access to course reserves should contact their instructor. Only faculty are able to submit course reserve requests in Primo.

For materials needed for individual research, please contact your librarian.

Fair Use and COVID-19

Scanning and Streaming Policy Changes During College Response to COVID-19

As part of Lewis & Clark College‘s effort to support online instruction and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Watzek Library is fulfilling scanning requests that exceed what might be reasonable under normal circumstances. As explained in the Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research, fair use can permit more extensive scanning as part of a legitimate response to a public health emergency such as this one. 

Note, however, that we must still ensure that our copying is reasonable in relation to these extraordinary circumstances. Please limit your request to the portions of a given work that are needed for full participation in the course for the duration of the semester. Please only distribute these files to your own students to ensure that access is limited to those enrolled in the course. File settings are such that students may view scans online but will not be able to download, copy, or print scanned materials. Access to these files wil be terminated at the end of the spring semester.

How to Place Your Request