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Copyright For Materials Placed On Reserve

Bibliographic information for articles from journals and books is needed for Reserve Services to request copyright permissions from publishers. Permission must be obtained, or royalties paid, for materials retained on reserve for longer than one semester. Faculty members are notified of publisher's reply if permission is denied or if special conditions are required, such as fees. For more information, please see the Library Reserves Policy.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction of materials under certain conditions specified in the law. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproductions is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." Furthermore, if a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of the "Fair Use" clause, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Fair Use means only one copy of the journal article or 10% or less from a book may be copied.

Reserves Services exercises the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate the copyright law.