Patrons are responsible for observing all U.S. copyright regulations.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law (Title 108), libraries and archives are authorized to furnish these specified conditions: that the reproduction not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."
If a patron uses a reproduction in excess of fair use as stated by Title 17, without first obtaining written permission from the Barnard College Archives, that patron may be liable for copyright infringement. Requests for commercial endeavors will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It is entirely the responsibility of the patron to obtain permission from the copyright holder.
The patron shall indemnify and hold harmless Barnard College, its trustees, officers, agents, and employees against all liability, loss, cost, or expense, including attorney's fees, related to the patron's use of the material. This institution reserves the right not to accept any copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.