For questions about Evergreen's copyright and fair use policies, please contact the following people:
College Policies and Procedures:
PLACING AN ITEM ON RESERVE:
OPEN RESERVE: The library provides program books for short-term checkout. These items may be found on the main floor near the Reference Collection, these items may be used in the library or checked out for two days.
CLOSED RESERVE: Only personally owned items may be placed in this collection. Students check out Closed Reserve items for in-library-use only.
SCANNING: All scanned items are limited to 15% of the entire work (and 25 page maximum - for scanning jobs over 25 pages, please go to the Copy Center). Scans are accessible via class Canvas sites.
ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE PLACED ON RESERVE:
In accordance with copyright law (Title 17 US Code), please make certain that all materials are used in accordance with "fair use" agreements.
The following are specifically prohibited by copyright guidelines:
When items are removed from the Reserve shelves at the end of the designated quarter, you will be notified by email and may retrieve the items at the Circulation Desk.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact Jena Rosen via email or call ext. 6580 if you have any questions or comments.
The Evergreen State College Library makes every effort to observe copyright law while allowing fair use of its materials in an educational setting.
Videos and films in The Evergreen State College collection are intended for classroom or private showing only. Any other use without written permission from the distributor may be in violation of copyright law. For more information regarding films and videos contact Jane Fisher at (360) 867-6087.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Individuals using photocopiers or computers in the Evergreen State College Library are responsible for any infringement.
The Evergreen State College contracts with publishers and vendors to provide access to a number of electronic resources (databases, abstracts, ejournals, ebooks, full-text, etc.).
In addition to paying for these resources, the Library negotiates license agreements that stipulate how and by whom they may be used. If licensing terms are violated by anyone, licensors usually have the right to temporarily or permanently suspend access for the entire college community. You can help prevent problems by following the "do's and don'ts" and avoiding improper use.
There are many questions regarding posting electronic materials for students in program Web sites, and the laws of copyright which govern distribution of electronic materials for a class or academic program. Guidelines for posting materials on a Web site fall within the Fair Use guidelines of copyright law. Library staff are happy to answer questions and assist in posting materials electronically. For more information on electronic posting, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.