As a library staff member, you will likely work with copyright-protected materials every day. Below are links to the pages on this website that include information about copyright that may be relevant for library staff.


Supporting faculty and instructors - This webpage outlines copyright-related requirements and responsibilities in teaching, rules and guidelines, and information about acquiring copyright clearance. It includes links to a series of four pages about course materials and copyright:

  • Library resources - Information about providing course materials through the University Library. This page includes sections about reserves, electronic library resources, interlibrary loan and library contacts.
  • In the classroom - Information about using copyrighted materials in the classroom.
  • Learning management system - Information about posting copyrighted materials on a password-protected course website or learning management system.
  • Retail Services - Information about providing course materials to students through Retail Services (Shop USask). 

Fair Dealing Guidelines - Guidelines to apply the Fair Dealing Exception, sections 29 through 29.2 of the Canadian Copyright Act, to teaching at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Open Educational Practices, from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

Direct persistent linking for electronic resources.

Student support

Student information - This home page includes links to all pages on our website that have copyright information for students. The most popular student webpages are:

Research and scholarly communication

Authors and creators - This home page includes links to all pages on our website that have copyright information for authors and creators. The webpage on data and statistics covers the use of Statistics Canada materials in research, and information about copyright protection for data. 

Figure reuse - a webpage about reusing images or figures for scholarly purposes.

Scholarly communication at the University Library.

Open access, USask research guide.


Copyright decision roadmap - This tool provides a simple, five-step framework to help the university community make decisions regarding copying or use of a work (that is, whether copyright permission is required).

Getting permission from a copyright owner - Instructions on acquiring permission to use a copyright-protected work.

Showing a film on campus - Information about how to arrange a film showing for a non-educational university event. 

Please visit the general information home page for more background information about copyright. 

Getting help

If you have any questions or concerns about copyright, please let us know!

Copyright Coordinator
122.13 Murray Library

Note: The information obtained from or through this site does not constitute legal advice.


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