USE AND REPRODUCTION
COPYRIGHT CONSIDERATIONSAll materials displayed are for the purpose of study and research. These materials can be subject to copyright restrictions. The library cannot be held accountable in any copyright or literary rights dispute; researchers are responsible for adhering to the copyright law. Proper acknowledgement should be given to Reese Library or Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society for all materials incorporated into publications or projects. Permission to quote or publish must be approved in writing by the Special Collections Librarian.
How to obtain permission to reproduce materials from Special Collections.
Because of the varying nature of the collections held by the Special Collections, each collection may have different copyright or other reproduction restrictions placed on it. If you would like to reproduce materials from our collections in a way that does not fall under fair use (defined above), please contact Reese Library Special Collections specifying what materials in which and we will inform you of any reproduction restrictions.
United States Copyright Law
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) 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 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 copyright 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.
For more information about copyright law and how it applies to information found on the Internet, see the Copyright Considerations page from University of California at San Diego and the Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters page from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Stanford University also has an extensive web site that deals with copyright and fair use.