Copyright and Fair Use Guidance During the COVID-19 Emergency

UGA Libraries support the emergency online instructional efforts of our faculty.  Please visit the UGA Libraries' guide to Library Resources for Online Classes.This guide includes a newly approved copyright statement to provide guidance for faculty when requesting in-copyright works to be scanned for their eLC and other online course platforms. 


The Course Reserves service is a traditional library service for instructors who want to provide free, timely access to course-related print and/or electronic resources to a large number of students. The UGA Libraries' Course Reserves collections provide restricted access to books and other materials, both print and electronic, free of charge to support University teaching activities.

Course Reserves are available at multiple locations on campus, including the Main and Science Libraries, the Curriculum Materials Library, the Art Library, the Music Library, as well as the Owens Library at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.

For information about Media Reserves, please contact the Media Desk at 706.542.7360 or mediadep@uga.edu.

For Students -

Search Course Reserves in GIL-Find, the UGA Libraries Catalog.

User Guidelines provide detailed information about the Course Reserves service for students.

For Instructors -

Course Reserves requests must be in compliance with the United States Copyright Act of 1976. The University System of Georgia provides tools to assist instructors in determining whether their intended educational use of copyrighted material is within fair use. Before submitting material for electronic reserves, instructors should review the Board of Regents Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research, in particular the section on Additional Guidelines for Electronic Reserves.

For assistance with Fair Use and compliance with the United States Copyright Act, please contact the UGA Libraries Copyright Librarian, Mariann Burright, at mariann@uga.edu or 706.542.6643. Additional copyright information is provided on this library resource guide.

For assistance with Course Reserves submissions, please contact the Course Reserves Coordinator at the Main Library at 706.542.2081 or mainresv@uga.edu. For Course Reserves assistance at the Science Library, please call 706-542-4535 or email sciresv@uga.edu.

Submission Guidelines include detailed information on submitting materials to be placed on course reserve. The Course Reserve material submission deadline for Spring Semester 2021 is December 11, 2020

Submission Form

Copyright on Campus

Jane the librarian educates her university colleagues about copyright law and its impact on the academic institution’s use of intellectual property.

WARNING OF COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS1

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyright materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, library and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than in 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 University of Georgia Libraries reserve the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgement fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

1 37 C.F.R. §201.14

Main Library Reserves
mainresv@uga.edu
‌‌‌‌ 706.542.2081

Science Library Reserves
sciresv@uga.edu
706.542.4535