Copyright Notices and Warnings

Notice for interlibrary-loan orders and copies made for library patrons

This notice must be printed prominently on interlibrary-loan order forms and posted at locations where copies are made for patrons.

Notice: Warning concerning copyright restrictions. 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 specific 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 a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.[1]

Notice for copies made for purposes of Schoology, conservatory e-portfolios, course packs, and reproductions by libraries and archives

This notice must be affixed to copies made, unless the copy already contains a notice of copyright.

This material may be protected by copyright.

A better notice, recommended especially for works delivered via Schoology or course packs:

This material is made available for the educational purposes of students enrolled in [course] at Wheaton College. The material is subject to U.S. copyright law and is not for further reproduction or transmission.[2]

Notice for copying equipment

This notice must be posted on or near all photocopiers and other similar equipment on campus.

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement. For more information, please consult the Wheaton College Copyright Guide on the college web site at

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[1] Code of Regulations, Title 7, §201.14.

[2] Suggested in Kenneth D. Crews, Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators, 71.