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Klinck Memorial Library Policies: Copyright

The Klinck Memorial Library adheres to the provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) and follows the law's fair use clauses with regard to providing course reserves and photocopies of materials from its collections. Library staff will not make copies of materials that are intended for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.

Library users are responsible for complying with the copyright law. The Know Your Copy Rights brochure, prepared by the Association of Research Libraries, is a helpful tool that can be used by Concordia-Chicago faculty. Embedding library resources through permalinks in Blackboard is the recommended practice for classroom utilization. Faculty members who need assistance with locating/embedding permalinks for digital resources, have questions or concerns regarding this practice, can contact the Director of the University Library.

The Klinck Memorial Library subscribes to electronic journals, ebooks, videos, and databases for use by Concordia University Chicago faculty, students, and staff. The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in license agreements with each vendor.

For assistance regarding compliance with copyright law, contact the library or call 708-209-3050.