Interlibrary Loan Copying

University Libraries, Unt Policy And Procedure Memorandum.

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Reproduction policy related to Interlibrary loan services in the UNT Libraries


To inform the user of copyright law as it relates to interlibrary loan.





General Public


Section 108(d) of the Copyright Law authorizes the making of a single copy of a single article or a copy of a small part of a copyrighted work for purposes of interlibrary loan provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The copy becomes the property of the user,
  2. The library has no notice that the copy would be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research,
  3. The library both displays prominently at the place where copying requests are accepted and on its order form the following warning of copyright:


The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies and 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.”

  • Section 108(g)(2) further provides that requests must not be in such aggregate quantities as to substitute for purchase or subscriptions.


  • Approved: 06/11/12
  • Revised: 11/16/20

License Information

This Policy: "Interlibrary Loan Copying" by UNT Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.