Seeking Copyright Permission
The following guidelines will likely lead to permission to use copyrighted material for your course. If the work is part of a book or a journal article, contact the CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) first.
Consult the Copyright Decision Map before seeking permission. If permission is needed, first identify the copyright holder then contact that party with complete information on how you will use the work.
Some publishers and other rights holders have their own permission forms. Otherwise, you need to write a permission letter. A sample permission letter is available on the Library Website. The form may be printed and sent via U.S. mail or copied and pasted into an email message sent to the copyright owner.
Keep all written copies of correspondence to refer to if there is ever a dispute.
Where to seek permission:
Journal articles and book chapters:
CCC (Copyright Clearance Center)
Questions about seeking permission to use copyrighted material?
Catalog & Metadata Librarian
x3716 or email@example.com