It is the intent of the Albemarle Regional Library to comply with Title 17 of the United States Code, titled “Copyrights,” and other federal legislation related to duplication, retention, and use of copyrighted materials.  A notice of copyright will be prominently placed on the photocopier(s) and any other library equipment, such as cassette recorders and overhead projectors, which are capable of duplicating or reproducing copyrighted materials.  Library staff will refuse to duplicate any materials if doing so would violate copyright and will, when asked, inform patrons if materials being borrowed are subject to copyright restrictions.  Interlibrary loan requests will be accepted subject to copyright restrictions and staff will refuse any request that would violate copyright regulations.


Audiovisual materials for which the library has purchased public performance rights will be so labeled.  Items without public performance rights are for personal and home use only.  Library staff will follow copyright law in selecting and using materials for public performance.  Original or copyright-free art will be used to produce library publicity items or for creating displays and decorations.





















Approved by the Albemarle Regional Library Board of Trustees, October 27, 2004