Copyright & Use of Materials


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under 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 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 judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Use of Materials

On all presentation of images reproduced from Special Collections and Archives, we request that credited use state "Courtesy of Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives."

For-profit projects are subject to use fees, which are in addition to the reproduction fees. Please visit the Research Requests & Fees page for the list of use and reproduction fees. An image use agreement will also need to be completed and returned prior to the publication, broadcast, or use of the materials.

Please contact us to place a request.