Copyright Reminder

Library & archive exceptions

Section 108 of the Copyright Act permits libraries and archives to make certain uses of copyrighted materials in order to serve the public and ensure the availability of works over time.  Among other things, Section 108 provides limited exceptions for libraries and archives to make copies in specified instances for preservation, replacement and patron access.  These exceptions will generally not apply to faculty, students, or staff outside of the library. More information on Section 108 is available online (