The Catholic University of America

Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Librarian

General Revision of the Copyright Law (1976) and Judicial Improvement Act of 1990

17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.; 37 C.F.R. § 201.1 et seq., 48 C.F.R. § 52.227-2

The copyright law gives copyright owners the sole right to reproduce all or part of the work, distribute copies, prepare new (derivative) versions of the work, and perform and display the work publicly. Copyright protection governs "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression." 17 U.S.C. § 102(a). The law protects unpublished as well as published material.

The Circulation Librarian is responsible for ensuring compliance with copyright law for purposes of interlibrary loan.

Copyright Guidelines on Interlibrary Loan

OCLC Resource Sharing Users Group: To serve as a form for ILL practitioners and interested parties

Library of Congress Interlibrary Loan Page
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ALA Interlibrary Loan Code for the US

Related Policies

Copyright Policy

 links checked and updated 09/08/10 TOL