Photocopying and Printing

Photocopying and Printing

Under the 1976 Copyright Act, Libraries may provide limited copying services for their patrons. The following guidelines must be followed by the Library to comply:
1. Copies and printouts are provided as a service to the public. The library is unable use its computing resources to provide commercial quality printing services to individuals like printing of photographs or volume printing of materials like wedding announcements normally produced by print shops.
2. The library will make limited color printouts of materials when those printouts relate to the educational or informational needs of individuals. Also, the library will make volume black and white copies of materials meeting the criteria noted in items 7 and 8 below.
3. The copied materials, except for original material as noted in Items 7 and 8 below, must display the following information: "NOTICE": This material may be protected by copyright law. (Title 17 U.S. Code)
4. One copy may be made of a copyrighted material for "private study, scholarship, or research" if it meets the requirements of "fair use." See Appendix A.
5. The material must become the property of the patron, and the Library must have no notice that the material will be used for anything but "private study, scholarship, or research."
6. Materials may not be copied in large quantities to substitute for subscriptions or purchase of materials.
7. Multiple copies of original materials provided by patrons may be made if the value of the material is clearly in the community interest and not covered by copyright. Such copies need not be stamped with the copyright notice. Examples of this type of item are church bulletins, publicity for civic events, and activities of community groups and organizations. (Patrons may make multiple copies of copyrighted items for which they hold the copyright.)
8. The library will make multiple copies of forms and documents as a service to the public. Such copies need not be stamped with the copyright notice. Examples of such forms are insurance forms, financial and legal documents, and other personal documentations. The library will also make copies of forms without stamping the copyright notice when it is clearly indicated that the author or publisher has granted the right to reproduce the forms.
9. The library assumes all material to be copyrighted and should be so stamped except for the original or reproducible material designated above. Patrons shall confirm that the original material designated above is in the public domain, or that the patron possesses the copyright to the copied material.
10. The copyright notice will only be stamped on the document when the material is copied by the staff for the patron. If the document is copied by the patron without staff assistance, we will rely on the copyright notice placed on the copy machine.

Copy/Printout Charge:

1. The Library provides a photocopier and computer printers for patron use.
2. Copies are twenty cents ($.20) per page.
3. 50 cents per side--single sided—Color; color available only at Boydton

     $1.00 per side--double sided--Color; color available only at Boydton



Appendix A

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United State Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction 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 specified 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 user may be liable for coyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Source: 37CFR 201.14