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New Faculty Library Orientation

A one-stop guide for new faculty about the Samuel C. Williams Library's tools and resources.

Copyright Restrictions

The S.C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology follows the regulation for fair use established by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code)  and reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
According to fair use regulations, a copyrighted article that is photocopied or reproduced may not be used “for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” This means that multiple reproductions of a copyrighted article are not allowed for public use without permission of the copyright holder. Anyone who exceeds fair use of copyrighted material without permission may be liable for copyright infringement.
Fair use regulations could also affix the availability of documents requested from out Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Department. Some publishers do not allow reproduction of their copyright material, but request instead that the material be purchased directly from them. In such cases, the fulfillment of document requests will be delayed or in some instances cost prohibitive. Should we encounter a copyright problem on a document request, you will be notified.

Requesting an Item Not Held by Stevens

The best way to request an item (article, document, or book) is by entering the full title (in quotation marks) in the Library search bar at This verifies that we do not have the item, plus it gives you the option to click the blue button marked "Request item from Interlibrary Loan." Once you have entered your myStevens username and password, the request form will be populated with the item's bibliographic information.

Note: Interlibrary loan of books is not available in fall 2020.