Can I photocopy materials at the Law Library?
Photocopiers and photoduplication card vending machines are available in the Law Library Reading Room. Black and white copies are 20 cents a page. The copy card vending machines take one, five, ten and twenty dollar bills and do not return change. The photocopiers also accept credit cards.
Materials can also be scanned using the photocopiers (requires a personal e-mail address) and overhead scanners (requires a personal USB drive). There is no cost for scanning.
The Library of Congress Duplication Services provides copies from the Law Library collection for a fee. Patrons must supply specific citations (title, author, number of pages) in order for material to be copied.
It is the responsibility of the patron to follow copyright restrictions when reproducing material. Additional information on copyright law is available from the U.S. Copyright Office.
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The Law Library of Congress
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Washington, DC 20540-4860
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