Answered By: Arts & Sciences / Philosophy & Theology Liaison Librarian
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020     Views: 98

Acceptable content for eReserve includes:

  • A ‘reasonable portion’ of any print content which the University Library holds
  • A ‘reasonable portion’ of any print content which is a personal copy of an academic staff member
  • Any content which the copyright holder has provided express permission to have uploaded to eReserve
  • Any content requested via document delivery (or other methods) under Section 113P (formerly Part VB) of the Copyright Act 1968

A ‘reasonable portion’ as defined by the Copyright Act is one chapter or 10% of a book, whichever is the greater; or one article (or more if they concern the same topic ) from a specific journal issue.

For more information on the definition of a reasonable portion and other requirements of the Copyright Act please refer to the Copyright Guide and the eReserve FAQ topic What are the provisions of Section 113P (formerly Part VB) of the Copyright Act 1968?

Note:  Library staff will add the required copyright declaration to your document.


Content unacceptable for inclusion in eReserve includes:

  • Any content which is accessed through the University Library’s databases, or which is freely available on the internet (these should be linked to instead) – information about creating links to electronic resources is available in the Library Guide for University Staff
  • Any content that cannot be used under the provisions of Section 113P (formerly Part VB) of the Copyright Act 1968
  • More than 10% or one chapter from a single work unless the work is out of print and a new (i.e.: not second-hand) copy cannot be purchased within a reasonable period of time
  • More than one article from a single journal issue unless they are on the same topic