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Cross Plains Public Library (TX)

Policy for Research Copying

  1. Cross Plains Public Library (“CPPL”) will generally make reproductions of materials in its collections for research use. This service is provided for research purposes in lieu of loan of the material, or in place of manual transcription. Certain restricted material cannot be copied. CPPL reserves the right to decline to make reproductions requested, or to limit the number of copies made. CPPL’s collection of Robert E. Howard typescripts are available for copying. 
  1. Copyrighted material will be copied in accordance with copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) and the CONTU Guidelines. The copyright law 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 reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for a purpose in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. All responsibility for use of the reproductions is assumed by the applicant. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. 
  1. Payment in advance is required for phone or mail orders. Payment can be made by check or money order. Checks and money orders must be drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to Cross Plains Public Library. 
  1. Additional charges may be applied to orders requiring rush service. 
  1. Typescripts in the CPPL Robert E. Howard collection can vary considerably in technical quality. The fee for regular service provides the purchaser with a photographic black and white print of custom (not exhibition) quality. It does not provide for special paper, special effects, and does not guarantee a print identical to the original page. It is the policy of CPPL to print each page in its entirety. 
  1. All reproductions are prepared on order and may not be returned for credit. 
  1. CPPL is not responsible for providing captions or identifying information for prints obtained through CPPL. CPPL will facilitate the process of identifying images reproduced by writing existing page numbers, if known, on the verso of the prints. If a problem with identification arises, please contact CPPL for assistance. 
  1. CPPL is not responsible for loss or damage to shipments outside the continental United States unless the purchaser gives written instructions to provide insurance at added cost. Partial shipments of large orders may be made at CPPL’s discretion.
  2. CPPL can neither grant nor deny permission to copy or publish reproductions purchased from CPPL. It is the recipient’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions (such as privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks) when using, publishing, or otherwise distributing materials received from CPPL. If material photographed from CPPL’s collections is published, a credit line, “Courtesy of the Cross Plains Public Library,” will be appreciated.

Adopted March 11, 2019