Chemistry Library reserves

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Print reserves

Instructors and teaching assistants may place books, journal articles, and other materials needed for their courses on reserve at the Chemistry Library. To ensure maximum availability for all users, reserve materials do not leave the library during opening hours.

When books are placed on reserve in departmental libraries, school libraries, or Van Pelt Reserve; locations are listed in Franklin, the online catalog.

Electronic reserves

We can help provide access to electronic reserve items, as well.  When possible, we will link directly to e-books and articles from electronic journals.  If an electronic copy is not available in the Penn Libraries' collections, we will scan portions of printed books or journals at an instructor's request, provided the request is permitted under the fair use clause of the U. S. copyright law.



For routine inquiries about printed reserves or reserve policies or for information about putting electronic reserves on Canvas, contact Rob Harris at 215-898-2177 or

If you have specific questions about copyright restrictions, contact Judith Currano at 215-746-5886 or