Obtaining Permission To Copy

Obtaining Permission To Copy

As needed, Fintel Library will attempt to obtain copyright permissions for Course Reserves requests. Materials will not be posted until permissions have been granted. Please allow time for the library to attempt to gain permission before assigning works.  

However, faculty and students may need to request permission from a copyright owner in order to make copies for the classroom, publishing, or other uses.  Faculty may pass on to students any fees for copies that the copyright owner may assess. 

To obtain permission for photocopies:

  1. consult The Copyright Clearance Center which has the right to grant permission and collect fees for photocopying rights for certain publications. 
  2. or write directly to the publisher for permission. For smoother processing, allow plenty of lead time.

Include this information:

  • Title, author and/or editor, and edition of materials to be duplicated
  • Exact material to be used, giving amount, page numbers, chapters, and, if possible, a photocopy of the material
  • Number of copies to be made
  • Use to be made of duplicated materials
  • Form of distribution (classroom, newsletter, etc.)
  • Whether or not the material is to be sold
  • Type of reprint (ditto, photography, offset, typeset)

Send the request to:

· The permissions department of the publisher along with a self-addressed return envelope.

· When you cannot locate the publisher's address in the publication, you may contact your library liaison for assistance, https://libguides.roanoke.edu/libraryinstruction/liaisons, or email library@roanoke.edu