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Interlibrary Loan - Longview

Information for students and faculty on how to request books and articles from other libraries, as well as information on copyright.

Copyright Law

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 these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other 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.

MCC-Longview Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, the fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. 

Copyright guidelines


Copyright restricts any library to request no more than one article from the same issue of any journal/magazine published in the last five years during one calendar year. If you need more than one article from a journal issue, you may be asked to pay copyright fees for the additional articles.

No more than five articles can be requested from the same journal/magazine published in the last five years. You may be asked to pay copyright fees if we have already borrowed our maximum number of articles from a certain title. 

You will be notified if there is a fee involved before the article is ordered.

Book chapters

Copyright guidelines also apply to copies of book chapters. If you need more than one chapter from the same book, please order the actual book instead.  

Copyright Law

Click here to access copyright law Title 17, United States Code.