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Interlibrary Loan

What you might want to know about our interlibrary loan (ILL) service

Copyright notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy of 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 the accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. Fair use guidelines for educational use allow for one chapter or 20% of a book to be scanned, so be aware that we cannot scan and deliver multiple chapters. 

It is important that users adhere to the copyright restrictions for material requested through interlibrary loan. Material obtained through interlibrary loan should be used for one's personal research and should not be shared with others or used for profit. Interlibrary loaned material may not be used for course reserves.