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Section 108 authorizes libraries to make copies requested by patrons. The law is neutral regarding the medium of reproduction, thus, "copies" are not so narrowly defined as they are in the other provisions.
Articles or small parts of works
If a patron requests part of a book or an article the library has in its collection (1), the library can make the copy so long as it complies with the provisions of Section 108 (d):
If a patron requests a copy of an entire work, the library can make the copy so long as it complies with the provisions of Section 108 (e):
Warning of copyright
Sections 108 (d)(2) and (e)(2) require that libraries warn patrons about copyright law, and the Copyright Office tells us exactly what the warning should say. The regulation requires that we inform the patron about certain facts (section 201.14), but it does not require us to be sure that a patron is acting properly in making a request or require that they declare compliance with the law. The library is, however, permitted to deny requests that it believes would violate the law.
Citation: Patron Requests. 2020. University of Texas Libraries. Retrieved from: https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/copyrightlibrarians/patron-request
The library may be either a requestor or responder in the interlibrary loan context ("ILL"). Requestors are responsible for compliance with copyright law and, where applicable, the CONTU Guidelines. Responders only have to ask whether the requestor has complied. Further, the CONTU Guidelines only apply to newer articles, those published fewer than five years before the date of the request, and small parts of other works, and do not define what would substitute for subscriptions to older materials or entire works under Section 108 (e). There are no guidelines for these.
Requesting a copy of an entire book:
As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(e) & (g):
Requesting a copy of an entire journal issue:
As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(e) & (g) and the CONTU Guidelines. That means all of the above bullets, plus:
Requesting a copy of an article from a journal issue or a small part of another work:
As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(d) & (g) and the CONTU Guidelines:
Citation: Interlibrary Loan. 2020. University of Texas Libraries. Retrieved from: https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/copyrightlibrarians/ill