Reserves Copyright

MU Libraries Reserves Copyright Policy


The MU Libraries will pay up to $100 per course per semester in copyright royalties. Copyright royalties vary widely and can range from $15 to more than $300 per article. Individual faculty members or departments may choose to pay the royalties for anything over the $100 limit.

Consultation between the faculty member and the MU Libraries Ellis Reserve staff or branch staff will take place before items are removed from ERes in order to determine the options in each situation.

Bibliographic Information Is Required

Although listed as optional information by ERes, bibliographic information is required by the libraries who will, if necessary, use this information to seek permission from the copyright holder for the material to display on ERes.

Give the document the same title you will use in your course syllabus.

If you are working with published material, the Copyright Clearance Center requires the following information be included:

  • Book/Journal title
  • Chapter/Article title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Publication Date
  • Page number