Library Resources


Copyright Codex: A Free Digital Treatise

Fair Use and Copyright Guidelines and Policies

Know Your Copy Rights — What You Can Do – A 2007 brochure aimed at faculty and teaching assistants from the Association of Research Libraries

Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserves Systems, November 2003 – Statement from the Association of Research Libraries seeks to articulate how institutions are currently applying fair use to copyrighted materials included in electronic reserves systems. In addition, the statement provides general guidance on design and operation of systems that are both compliant with copyright law and take full advantage of fair use and library exemptions that are central elements of the law. The statement addresses only how U.S. copyright law applies to electronic reserve operations in academic institutions. The application of U.S. copyright law to the use of copyrighted materials in course- or learning-management systems is out of scope of this statement.

Guidelines and Policies:


College & University

Associations & Organizations

Fair Use in the Electronic Age Outlines the lawful uses of copyrighted works by individuals, libraries, and educational institutions in the electronic environment. Sponsored by: The American Library Association, The Association of Law Libraries, Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors, Association of Research Libraries, Medical Library Association, Special Libraries Association and endorsed by the Art Libraries Society of North America.