Electronic Reserves Policy

Policy Summary

Electronic reserves policy for Foley Library.


Gonzaga faculty, staff, or official University organization (including committees and clubs) may place library-owned or personal materials on electronic reserve using the Electronic Reserves and Reading Lists with Leganto platform in order to support classroom assignments, coursework, and organizations.

All material placed on electronic reserve must comply with University copyright policy.

Electronic Reserves and Reading Lists with Leganto are fully integrated with Blackboard. For information on how to link your reserve list to Blackboard, please contact circulationdesk@gonzaga.edu.

Placing Library Items on Electronic Reserve

To place an item on electronic reserve, contact circulationdesk@gonzaga.edu.  Alternatively visit the Electronic Reserves and Reading Lists by Leganto guide.

Any items on print reserve are automatically added to a course Reading List.

Library staff are able to assist with electronic reserves and linking Reading Lists to Blackboard if needed.  Contact circulationdeks@gonzaga.edu for more information.

General Information & Limitations

Digitized copies of non-library documents are subject to University copyright policy.   
Foley Library will make every effort to place lawful copies on electronic reserve. Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are used to obtain material for individual research purposes only. The library cannot use these services to acquire books or articles for uploading to electronic reserves.
When digitized copies are placed on electronic reserve, the library will purchase or license a copy for copyright compliance when possible.   
Foley Library will make use of Fair Use provisions (codified in Section 107 of the Copyright Act) in placing materials on electronic reserves.
In cases in which an item’s use exceeds fair use, Foley Library will assist faculty members in obtaining copyright permission. This includes the Library seeking and paying for permission from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and directly from rights holders.
To minimize university expenditure on copyright clearance, faculty should consider using material owned or licensed by the library for course materials.

Accessing Electronic Reserve Items

Current Gonzaga students, faculty and staff may access electronic reserve items via Blackboard or directly from the Electronic Reserves with Leganto platform.
Leganto is fully integrated with Blackboard. For information on how to link your Electronic Reserves with Leganto list to Blackboard, please email circulationdesk@gonzaga.edu.   
Items may be accessed and downloaded for immediate use.   
There is no charge to students or faculty for accessing Electronic Reserves with Leganto.

Reviewed 10/2/2020