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Interlibrary Borrowing

A free service provided by the User Services department of Adelphi University to the Adelphi community. It is used to borrow materials that are not owned by Adelphi University Libraries. There is no charge.

Interlibrary Loan (Smart Delivery)

Materials made available via Interlibrary Loan is to support research, teaching, and scholarly activities of the University community. Interlibrary Loan copyright activities are governed by Section 108 of U.S. copyright law.

The CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works) Guidelines on Interlibrary Loan is the basis for the reproduction limits.

Within a calendar year, the borrowing library is allowed to obtain an institutional total of 5 photocopies of articles published within the past 5 yrs of the current year for any given journal or periodical title.

Users are expected to conform to copyright policy in their use of materials. Materials obtained through Interlibrary loan should not be reproduced for further distribution and CANNOT be placed on reserve.  However, faculty can contact their subject liaison librarian for ordering material to be placed on reserve.

The library reserves the right to refuse or limit requests, if, in its judgment, the fulfillment of the requested material exceeds fair use or constitute copyright infringement.

Notice of Copyright

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 the 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.  This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.