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Copyright Restrictions

Interlibrary Loan

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 other 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 an interlibrary loan request, if in its judgement, fulfillment of this request would involve violation of the copyright law.

If you have questions about interlibrary loan or these copyright restrictions, contact ILL / RRS, at davisill@samford.edu.

Photocopy Machines

Every photocopy machine in the library has effective signage that includes the following text:

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.


To learn more about fair use and general copyright information, view the Copyright Resources guide

or try ©Primer, an interactive copyright tutorial, from University of Maryland University College


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