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 reproductions. One of these specific 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 requests or uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes
in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for
copyright infringement. A library or archive may refuse to accept
a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order
would involve a violation of copyright law.