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Photocopy Requests

CSUS Special Collections & Archives - Photocopy Requests

Photocopy Requests

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives provides a reasonable amount of photocopying of its holdings to support research and scholarship i.e. no more than 1/3 of an archival collection or printed material. Photocopy requests can take up to three working days to fulfill. Photocopy requests will be discarded at the end of two weeks expect in cases where further arrangements have been made. Photocopies are 10 cents each. Payment is required in advance. Method of payment includes cash or check payable to CSUS Library. For other duplication processes, see Duplication Service Policy.

Approved photocopying will be done under the following conditions, to which you agree by signing this application.

  1. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives does not hold copyright to all of the original materials in its collection. In those cases where copyright resides elsewhere, permission for publication is given on behalf of the Archives as owner of the physical manuscripts and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the publisher.

  1. Requests for photocopy of material will be granted if such duplication can be made without injury to the material, the request is within the Department of Special Collections and University Archives policy, and when it is in accordance with donor agreements and copyright law.

  1. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is “fair use” (Title 17, U.S.C.). This means that a 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.