Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016     Views: 370

Scanning an entire book and redistributing the copies to your class would violate the Fair Use Provisions to U.S. Copyright Law.  Some recommended amounts are as follows:

  • 10% of the total work if in-print
  • 20% of the total work if out-of-print

You could write the publisher and ask for permission to scan the entire book. Also, the library could attempt to purchase a copy and then you could place it on print reserve.

For more information please see the Copyright LibGuide.

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