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Open Educational Resources (OER): Library Resources

SU Ebook Collections

Many of the library's ebooks allow multiple simultaneous users, making them appropriate to use as texts for your classes. Ebooks in our collections are listed in WorldCat Discovery, but you may wish to browse these collections instead. 

If you have questions about using library ebooks or adding a new title to the library's collections, please contact Resources Librarian Jackie DeLong (

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Course Reserves in the Library

Faculty members are encouraged to place course materials on reserve at the circulation desk in the Smith Library or refer to our Course Reserves information page. This offers students more use of free resources.

Materials can include:

  • Textbooks
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Library materials
  • Almost anything with enough mass to support a barcode sticker!

Books on course reserve in the library

There are several types of reserves:

  • Closed – for 3-hour use within the library only
  • 24-Hour
  • 3-Day
  • 5-Day

Bring your materials to Smith Library, or submit a Faculty Course Reserve Request Form.

Copying materials to place on reserve?

Federal copyright law places several limits on library reserve collections. Faculty members must obtain permission from the copyright holder for copied items placed on reserve for longer than one semester. This provision applies even if the library or the professor owns the item which is duplicated.

For more information, contact Andy Kulp.