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Due to inclement weather, UK will be operating on Plan B for Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th. Please contact the library location you intend to visit before traveling. Current open/closed information is below.

Confirmed Open: William T. Young Library will open at 10 am and will close at 8 pm on Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th.

Confirmed Closed March 5th & 6th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.

Service points in William T. Young Library for Thursday, March 5th and 6th:
AV Services will be closed.
Reference and PNM desks will open at 10 am.
The UK Writing Center is closed, but scheduled clients should check their email for e-tutoring options.

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Copyright Guides

Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations

This booklet (in .pdf format) is a descriptive, not prescriptive, view of copyright law. It aims to identify and explain the areas where disagreement exists among the parties on certain applications. The booklet is maintained on the Association of Research Libraries' website and endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Authors Guild.


Contains information about fair use, ownership, and licensing resources. This site is maintained by the University of Texas System.

Distance Education and The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act

This overview of the 2002 law is provided by the American Library Association.

Excerpts from the Copyright Act

This University of Kentucky site has information that is useful for academic institutions.

Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use

Gives an overview of fair use and a variety of examples illustrating the application of fair use. This site is maintained at the University System of Georgia.

United States Copyright Office

Contains the full laws plus additional related information about the laws.