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E-reserves: Home

Introduction to E-Reserves

E-Reserves is an electronic reserves software program that enables students to access selected scanned course readings. These selections can include book chapters, journal articles and print or visual materials that are not available online or in accessible formats for faculty to use as required class readings. E-Reserve is not intended to be used for materials that The College of Staten Island Library already has electronically. 

E-Reserves for students

Electronic Reserve materials are accessed electronically.

A password provided by the Instructor will be needed to access your course readings

Go to: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/er.php?b=i

  1. Find your instructor’s last name on the list below.
  2. Click on instructor's name.
  3. Select your course number.
  4. If a copyright agreement box appears, type your course specific password* with no spaces or caps.
  5. Then click "Go".
  6. Select appropriate folder.
  7. Select title of work needed.

 

Copyright and E-Reserves

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

E-Reserves for faculty

How to place item(s) on E-Reserves

E-Reserves Request Form

  • Use the E-Reserves Request Form for all E-Reserve requests in order to add materials to a courses E-Reserve list. 
  • faculty are encouraged to upload scanned selections of their E-Reserve reading selections using the form above
  • First time users should refer to the FAQ and Copyright sections below. 

What to do if you or the Library do not have a copy of the selection needed?

Frequently Asked Questions: E-Reserves

What is E-Reserves?

E-Reserves is an electronic reserves software program that enables students to access selected scanned course readings. These selections can include book chapters, journal articles and print or visual materials that are not available online or in accessible formats for faculty to use as required class readings. E-Reserve is not intended to be used for materials that The College of Staten Island Library already has electronically. 

Who can use E-Reserves?

Access to E-Reserves is restricted to currently enrolled students on a course-by-course basis. To ensure copyright compliance, students will be required to provide a password to enter the E-Reserves course page for their course(s). Passwords will be provided by their instructors at the beginning of the semester.

How to access E-Reserves?

E-reserves is available at: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/er.php?b=i                 

What are deadlines for submitting E-Reserve requests?

To ensure that the requests for reserve materials can be processed and made available, all requests should be submitted by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester- July 31
  • Winter Semester- November 1
  • Spring Semester- December 20
  • Summer Semester- May 1

If submissions are submitted after the above dates, access, can be delayed and may not be available by the desired times. Note: Submissions made during the semester can take up to TWO WEEKS to process.

How will students know when E-reserves are available?

  • Faculty will notify students that their course readings are available through the E-Reserves webpage
    • Faculty must provide their students with the password to access the materials
  • Students can search for materials by course number, course name, or instructor

Need Help?

If you need additional help, you can contact:

Prof. Andrew Leykam, Interlibrary Loan and E-reserves Librarian

 Andrew.leykam@csi.cuny.edu

718-982-4076