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Copyright at The College of St. Scholastica

Learn about copyright

Copyright Questions?

The College of St. Scholastica Library provides assistance and guidance with copyright questions for CSS faculty, staff, and students. Please email Julie Rustad with your questions or visit our website for more information.

Legal Advice Disclaimer

The information presented in this guide is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not offered as legal advice or counsel. Faculty, staff, students, and others associated with the college should consult an attorney for advice concerning their individual copyright situations and needs. 

In addition, there are many third-party links throughout the guide. These links have been included as a service to the college community. The CSS Library is not responsible for the content on these sites. 


Blue copyright symbolWelcome to the CSS Library Copyright website! The purpose of this website is to provide the college community information about copyright, as well as to provide assistance, education, and guidance about copyright using copyrighted materials. 


Within this website, you will find information, guidance, tools to use, and additional resources about the following topics:

  • Copyright Basics
  • Fair Use
  • Teaching
  • The Public Domain
  • Creative Commons
  • Permission
  • Other information

Use the tabs on the left side of the page to navigate to these topics.

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Julie Rustad, Access Services Librarian.

Copyright Statement

The College of St. Scholastica is an institution of higher learning dedicated to its mission and values. As such, copyright is an important aspect that we strive to adhere to. Therefore, in support of the teaching and learning mission of the college and the library, the library resources and services will be made available in compliance with US Copyright law.