Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

MSU Libraries Office of Copyright

The purpose of the Libraries Office of Copyright is to act as a centralized reference point for members of the MSU community for information and guidance on copyright as it applies to teaching, research, and other activities on campus. The Office of Copyright will strive to educate the MSU community about copyright law and compliance through this web site, in-person workshops, and consultations.

For questions about copyright, please check the Copyright FAQ .  If you have further questions, please contact:  

Susan cannot give legal advice, but she can provide guidance on various aspects of copyright for the MSU community. 

Copyright questions should be sent in an email with as many details as possible. Please include such things as titles of books, page numbers, and specifics of your project, because answers to copyright questions are very dependent on these details.  

Please send questions regarding licensing and commercialization of inventions and materials developed at the university) to MSU Technologies.