This page has been prepared by library staff to provide faculty with basic information about copyright compliance regarding the use of copies for traditional and electronic reserves. Our policies ensure that copies placed or made available on reserve are allowed by law: through fair use provisions, licensing agreements or the permission of the copyright holder.
The following is permitted without permission from the copyright holder:
* Bibliographic Citations must include:
Copyright permission is not needed for:
Copyright permission is required for:
To Obtain Copyright Permission, follow these guidelines:
Provide complete and accurate information to the Library so the copyright owner can be contacted. If instructors want to acquire copyright permission, they can do so by writing a letter and including the title, author and or editor, and the edition of the materials. You should also tell them the exact materials that you want to use along with the amount, page numbers, chapters, a photocopy of the material, if possible, and the number of copies you are going to make. You then need to tell them what the material is going to be used for (classroom, newsletter, etc.), whether or not the material is going to be sold, and type of reprint (photocopy, offset, or typeset).
The Library will pay permission for copyright fees up to $20 per article or chapter. This policy is based on USC Title 17, Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institution and Model Policy Concerning College and University Photocopying for Classroom, Research and Library Reserve Use.
For more information, contact the Reserve Unit, Access Services, Malpass Library, 309-298-2705.