Do you need to provide access to high-use, hard-copy course material? Then our Reserve Service team can help you.

We can add the following items to the Reserve collection:

  • Books
  • Audiovisual items
  • Lecture notes
  • Reading packs
  • And other material you provide.

Loan duration for this material is four hours in the Library.

Please note: If you want to provide scanned documents to your students, use our e-Reserve Service.

Conditions for adding material to Reserve collection

  • You must include the following details with your request:
    • your name and contact details
    • school
    • AMS course code
    • title, author and publication date
    • removal date (e.g. Semester 1, Semester 2, end of year)
  • Up to two copies only will be accepted of any material (books, multimedia or photocopies).
  • Check LibrarySearch before submitting material.
  • Personal copies of books will be accepted from staff and referred to the Collections team to decide if a copy should be ordered for the Library collection.
  • We will not accept material that infringes copyright.

Copyright

The Copyright Act 1968 contains limits on how much of a work can be copied in general, the ‘fair dealing for the purpose of research or study’ allows you to copy:

One chapter or 10% of a print book, whichever is the greater.

One article in each issue of a periodical, newspaper or magazine. Two or more articles in an issue may be copied if each article relates to the same subject

RMIT Copyright Services, and the Australian Copyright Council Research or study information sheet have more information regarding your copyright obligations.

Request form

Please fill in the Reserve request form (DOC 51 KB) and send it to the Library site you want the item to be available from. Allow up to 5 working days for processing.

Library site Phone Email
Brunswick 9925 9415 reserve.brunswick@rmit.edu.au
Bundoora 9925 7544 reserve.bundoora@rmit.edu.au
Carlton 9925 4259 reserve.carlton@rmit.edu.au
Swanston 9925 2020 reserve.swanston@rmit.edu.au
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