Electronic Course Reserves

Electronic Course Reserves (E-Reserves) provide online access to supplementary course reading materials submitted to the Cornette Library by West Texas A&M University faculty to support classroom instruction. E-Reserves allow students to view, print, and download materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer with a Web browser. E-Reserves allow simultaneous use by multiple authorized users.

Occasionally E-Reserves will not be available due to server-related issues. You may also encounter difficulty in printing these documents if your computer does not have sufficient memory. Depending on the file size and your connection speed, it may take as long as 30 minutes for the document to download. Hard copy for most E-Reserves will still be available upon request at the Circulation Desk. Course reserve materials that have not been converted to electronic format will also be available at the Circulation Desk.

Online access is password-restricted to students and faculty of WTAMU to comply with the Fair Use guidelines of U.S. copyright law. Please carefully read the instructions in the pop-up box which requires a unique username and password.

Materials can only be accessed by searching for a particular course or professor and are not accessible by author or title in the online catalog. These reserves are available through the course reserve search in the online catalog.

WTClass has a link from the "public resources" list to the reserves information page.

For further information contact us: bavizzini@wtamu.edu or jedwards@wtamu.edu.

Formats

Some E-Reserves are Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files which retain all formatting of the original document including fonts, styles, spacing, and imbedded graphics. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you must download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view or print the document.

Other E-Reserves may include PowerPoint (PPT) Presentations. If Microsoft PowerPoint is not installed on your computer, you must download the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer in order to view or print the presentation.

Additionally, E-Reserves could have audio files requiring Real Media Player. If the software is not installed on your computer, you must download the free version of Real Media Player in order to listen to the audio file.

Guidelines for E-Reserve Documents

When to Write for Copyright Permission for E-Reserves