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Copyright Restrictions

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.

This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Copying entire journals, supplements or texts.
  • Copying requests that exceed 10% of a work.
  • Posting received documents on Blackboard or other multi-user networks.

If you have questions about copyright issues please contact Reference Staff at 786-1848 or