The Lock Haven University Libraries provide materials in a variety of formats as a service to students. Our goal is to provide high-quality service while remaining within the bounds of applicable copyright laws. Our primary educational mission requires that we support all fair use of copyright materials, while developing reasonable restrictions on access to protect the intellectual rights of authors/creators. In cases where questions arise, the Libraries follow the policies and practices recommended by the American Library Association and its Office for Information Technology Policy.
The information on this web site is provided for information purposes only and is not to be used as legal advice. Copyright law is complex and subject to change by new legislation or legal interpretation. Please consult an attorney for legal advice.
The links below provide additional information on library services and copyright.
The Digital Copyright Slider, created by Michael Brewer and the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, can help you to determine whether or not a work is protected by copyright.