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Copyright Guidelines

Interlibrary Loan Guidelines:

NOTICE: 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 material.

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 judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Photocopying Guidelines:

The copyright law of the United States (17 USC 106 et seq) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Individuals making copies are liable for any infringements.

Reserve Guidelines:

Photocopied material will be placed on E-Reserve only within the limits suggested by the Copyright Law of 1976 and related educational guidelines. Books placed on Reserve do not require copyright permission; examination copies and items owned by other libraries cannot be placed on Reserve.

As library staff interpret the Fair Use provision of the Copyright Law (17 USC 106 et seq), the library will accept for E-Reserve a single copy of an article from a journal or a single chapter of a book without permission of the copyright holder.

If an instructor wishes to use the same photocopy for more than one semester, permission from the publisher may be necessary. Such permission must be obtained by the instructor.

Library staff will not place items on Reserve if those items are considered in violation of copyright; exceptions to Copyright Law will not be made.

Additional information regarding copyright is available at:

Please contact Barbara Grimes with any questions regarding this policy.

Barbara Grimes
Associate Librarian
(315) 792-7253