Copyright

Copyright is at the core of almost everything that libraries and librarians do. Library workers purchase over $4 billion in copyrighted materials annually, loan copyrighted material to the public as expressly authorized in the Copyright Act, rely on Fair Use and other statutory limitations on the rights of copyright holders to facilitate the broadest possible public access to information, provide materials of every kind in forms accessible to those with special needs; and preserve culturally and commercially valuable information in digital and other formats.