Copyright & Photocopied Print Materials on Library Reserve

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The Queen's Library also allows faculty to put some photocopies of materials on reserve. One paper copy of an article or book chapter may be put on course reserve for every student in your course. To put a photocopy of an article on course reserve, it must fall within the guidelines listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing policy.

These guidelines only apply to photocopies. Original print materials can be put on reserve without restriction.

Copyrighted Material Available in a Print Collection

Both the Campus Bookstore and the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre still have Access Copyright licences and will clear copyright for Coursepacks. Coursepacks (or courseware) are custom collections of materials (articles, notes, book chapters and excerpts) chosen by the instructor and produced and sold by the Campus Bookstore or the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre.

Copyright Clearance & Permissions

So, I have some print material (other than a textbook or book) that I want to make available to my students? What do I do?

You have options.

Using these services will ensure that your students have the resources they need, while allowing you to comply with both the Copyright Act and the Queen's fair dealing policy.

Copyright & Teaching Resources

Getting Copyright Permission

How do I get permission to use a copyrighted work?

New: The Copyright Advisory Office is now providing a Copyright Clearance service where we will request and process permission for your classes. Use this service for any copyrighted material that you would like to digitize and post on your course webpage. 

Getting Started

Information to help you get started with your research and assignments.


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