For Faculty: Reserve Material

Books on Reserve

About E-textbooks

Due to digital rights management (DRM) licensing by publishers, the library cannot make e-textbooks from Pearson, Cengage, Houghton, McGraw Hill, Elsevier available on reserve, as these are sold as single user access to the student. They are not available for unlimited access to all students in the class.

Putting Material on Reserve at the Library for Students

  • Reserve items are for library use only by students. 
  • Students must have a SUNY Adirondack (or Plattsburgh) student ID card or another photo ID to use reserve items

To place an item on reserve:

Contact Library Services Assistant, Bailey Durham ( or call (518) 743-2260, ext. 2414

Faculty may request that the library purchase print copies of textbooks for reserve, if available. Some textbooks are published in digital format only and and not available for multi-user licensing.

Photocopies must include the full citation for the original source and comply with Copyright and Fair use Guidelines

Linking to an Article in Brightspace

Faculty may link to full-text articles directly in their Blackboard pages. 

Photocopies on Reserve

Photocopies must have full citations and comply with these copyright guidelines:

Accessibility Statement