It is the intent of the Kellenberger Library at Northwest Christian University to adhere to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code Sec. 101 et seq.).
The library disapproves of unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials in any form. Employees and students of the college who willfully disregard the copyright policy are in violation of the Kellenberger Library Policy, and do so at their own risk and assume all liability.
The library posts notices reminding patrons of the Copyright law at the site where interlibrary loan requests are submitted and by all copy machines. A copyright statement is also on all interlibrary loan request forms, paper and electronic, used by patrons to order interlibrary loan photocopied materials. Records are kept of interlibrary loan photocopies and photocopied reserves.
Copyright information has been distributed to faculty concerning the observation of copyright laws regarding photocopied reserve materials used in the classroom. Copyright law books and guidelines are available in the library for anyone's reference and use.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code Sec. 101 et seq.) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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 use may be liable for copyright infringement.
Northwest Christian University reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
For more information about copyright, visit Cornell University's Copyright Information Center