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Special Collections Library - Copyright



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

Researchers must obtain additional permission to publish text or images in any format, including digital (e.g., blogs, social media, websites, etc.), from the owner of the copyright (see Title 17 United States Code). The Library accepts no liability for social media postings.

The person using library materials without express permission is liable for any infringement. Permission from the library is granted for reproduction to be used for private study, scholarship, or research. 

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 Last Modified 4/20/22