A Word About Copyright
The NGPL has a license with Access Copyright, which gives permission to photocopy from a vast collection of published books, magazines and newspapers. Under this license, you may make copies of library materials using the following guidelines:
Photocopy up to 10% of a published work or the following, whichever is greater:
- An entire chapter which is no more than 20% of a book
- An entire newspaper article or a page
- One short story, play, poem, essay, or article from a book or periodical containing other published works
- One entire entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, or reference book
No copies may be made of sheet music, the works of any copyright owner who has opted out, works published by Canada’s federal, provincial or territorial governments, and by most foreign government.