Answered By: Chloris Yue
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 17

Submission of an interlibrary loan request form indicates that the requester recognizes and agrees to comply with copyright laws and guidelines governing duplication of materials for 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 specific 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.

Neumann Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a request, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. The following is a guideline we follow on articles request: Libraries requesting photocopies of articles from journals published in the last five years must limit those requests to: a) one article per issue of a journal for an individual, and b) five articles per journal for the institution. When limits have been reached for the year, the library will pay required copyright royalty fees if possible. A Research Librarian or Interlibrary Loan staff member can explain the limitations.