Permission Info

Permission must be granted for all e-reserves or multiple copies placed on print reserves along with classroom handouts or items posted on course management systems.
The library will seek permission for all materials used through the library's reserves service.

Contact Conni Shaw ( or x3842)

Checking Permissions

Use the 'RightFind Academic Search" feature to search for permissions.  If the item you want to use is in the license program, contact Conni Shaw for further instructions before use.  (We keep usage records for compliance verification). 

If an item you want to use is not licensed under the annual fee program, contact Mrs. Shaw for assistance.


Make your requests early enough for permission to be acquired.  Permission may be denied or not available.

Permissions are granted one semester at a time through CCC.  Remember to check each new semester to confirm that rights have not changed before you proceed to post, copy, or hand out any materials.

Buhl's Position on Fair Use

In our experience here at Buhl Library, fair use always falls short of the criteria used to determine "fair use."  Therefore, we prefer to take a cautious stand and always secure copyright compliance via Copyright Clearance Center, individual publishers, or rightsholders. If we cannot secure copyright compliance we will not post the document or reading on our website.  

Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code

§ 107 . Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include— 

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

"Copyright Law of the United States of America." U.S. Copyright Office. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2015.