Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy

The Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the reproduction, distribution, adaption, public performance, and public display of protected material.

Under certain conditions, public libraries are authorized to lend, lease, or rent copies of computer programs, digital resources and videotapes to patrons for nonprofit purposes. Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of a computer program, digital resource or videotape or redistributes the loaned copy or publicly performs or displays the computer program, digital resource, or videotape, except as permitted by Title 17 of the United States Code, may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to fulfill a loan request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would likely lead to violation of the copyright law.
Adapted from the Illinois State Library policy on copyright.