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Reserves and Electronic Reserves Guide

Copyright Guidelines

Guidelines for determining fair use, drawn from federal law, are

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work -- factual or non-fiction works vs. highly creative works such as art, music, or novels;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

There are some instances when copyright restricts use of materials for Reserves. Library staff will work with faculty in such cases to suggest alternative Reserve materials.

Questions about Print or Electronic Reserves?

Please contact the reserve unit at your library or check out this FAQ.

Library Email Telephone
Pius XII Memorial Library 314-977-3585
Medical Center Library 314-977-8800
Vincent C. Immel Law Library 314-977-3081

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