The policy governing Reserve at the University of Chicago Library is based on the United States Copyright Act of 1976. 17 USC § 107 establishes the principle, commonly called "fair use," that the reproduction of copyright works for certain limited, educational purposes, does not constitute copyright infringement.
There are four factors in determining fair use:
For more information, please visit the Copyright Information Center.
After review with the University's Office of Legal Counsel, the following policies were initiated by the Library:
Please note that copyright law is subject to change, and the Library may have to revise its copyright policies without notice to comply with new laws or rulings. The University of Chicago Library monitors legal developments which may affect the fair use analysis of electronic reserves to ensure that Library services comply with U.S. Copyright Law.
Questions or comments about Library copyright policies should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.