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 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.

The Lymebrary and the Nahant Public Library and its staff reserves the right to refuse to accept a document delivery request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

NOTE: Violating copyright law may result in suspension or termination of requesting privileges.


Update: March 17, 2017