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  • Yes. The Copyright Act allows you to play a sound recording or live radio broadcasts in class as long as it is:

    1. For educational purposes,
    2. Not for profit,
    3. On University premises, and
    4. Before an audience consisting primarily of students. 

    However, if you want to use music for non-educational purposes, for example, for background music at a conference or in an athletic facility, licenses must be obtained from the copyright collectives SOCAN and Re:Sound.

  • Yes, you can do both if you adhere to the amount that may be copied under fair dealing. Please see the Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04 for the copying limits.

    Include a clearly visible notice on all materials you post or email, that states:
    This item has been copied under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act as enumerated in SFU Appendix R30.04A - Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04. You may not distribute, e-mail or otherwise communicate these materials to any other person.

  • Colour printing

    You can print in colour in select locations at SFU Libraries.

    • W.A.C. Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby: A colour printer is on the third floor among the assignment computer stations.There is another colour printer in AQ 3148, and The SFSS Copy Centre in the Maggie Benston building also offers colour printing.
    • Belzberg Library at SFU Vancouver: Colour printing is available in the computing lab, room 1300, but not in the library
    • Fraser Library at SFU Surrey: The Fraser Library has a colour printer in the Copy/Print Room, 3625

    Colour copying

    • There are no colour photocopiers in SFU Libraries. The Student Society Copy Centre at SFU Burnaby offers colour photocopying.
    • You can also scan your image in the Library and then print in colour. You may use the attached scanners, or use to scan-to-email feature on the photocopiers. Scanning is free.

    Double-side printing

    • The default printer setting is double-sided.
    • To change to single-side print in MS Office, go to file > print > printer properties > printing shortcuts > general everyday printing > okay
    • To change to single-side print in a web browser, go to file > print > properties > print type: one sided > okay

    Oversize pages

    • There are no oversize printers at SFU Libraries.
    • The Student Society Copy Centre at SFU Burnaby offers oversize services. There are oversize copiers at all SFU campuses.
    • W.A.C. Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby: There is an oversize (11 x 17) copier on the 6th floor. The oversize copier is copier "6B". Press "User Box", then "Paper" to select paper size.
    • Belzberg Library at SFU Vancouver: Two of the photocopiers will make 11 X 17 (ledger) sized copies.
    • Fraser Library at SFU Surrey: There is no oversize copier in Fraser Library.  Oversized copies can be obtained at Document Solutions (Mezzanine 2590).

    Transparencies

    • Not on library photocopiers.
    • Check with the Student Society Copy Centre.
    • You can also try the Education Central, located in the Education Building, EDB 8501.
    • At SFU Vancouver or SFU Surrey Campuses, go to one of the local photocopy shops.
    • Colour transparency printing is available in the MicroComputing Facility (MCF) in AQ 3148 on the SFU Burnaby campus.
  • Yes. For information on requesting reserve material, see Borrowing Materials from the Reserves Collection.

  • Yes, original works can be placed on reserve without concern for copyright clearance. The Library currently reviews course textbook lists and places items held in the collection on reserve to ensure the best access for students. See Reserves Services for Faculty

    You may add a paper copy of a work to the library reserve system according to the Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04, another exception under the Copyright Act or a Library license, up to a maximum of 3 copies for every 30 students.

  • Instructors are the authors and copyright owners of their course materials (this includes things like lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations and exams). The written version of a lecture as well as the verbal delivery (i.e. performance) of that lecture are both protected by copyright. Since a copyright owner has the right to control what can be done with their works, you may not record an entire lecture (or copy entire lecture notes or exams) without the prior permission of your instructor.

    There are, however, certain users' rights included in the Copyright Act which allow the copying of a copyright protected work, in specific situations. Under fair dealing, you may copy a short excerpt of a copyright protected work for purposes including private study, education and research.

    Contact the Copyright Office (copy@sfu.ca) with any questions.

    Please note that if you require your course materials in a different format due to a disability you can contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities for assistance with such accommodation.

  • We advise against it. The book will be returned to the public library, but it may take some time and you may be fined. Most of the surrounding area public libraries permit the return of material to other public libraries outside their own system. Click here to see which libraries are part of the Interlink agreement.
  • Yes.

    From the library's catalogue, choose your location from the dropdown menu to the right of the search box.

    For more information on searching the catalogue, see the Search Guide.

  • No. University policy only allows for incurred costs to be recouped on course pack sales to students. Commercial copy shops, in order to maintain a profitable business, charge fees beyond simple cost recovery. The generation of profit from the sale of reproductions of copyright protected works made under fair dealing is not permitted.

    SFU Policy Appendix R30.04A - Application of Fair Dealing under Policy R30.04, in section 4.6, states: "Any fee charged by the University for copying or communicating a short excerpt from a copyright protected work must be intended to cover only the costs to the University, including overhead costs."

    Please contact the Custom Course Materials Coordinator for more information on how to create a course pack as well as important deadlines.

  • Yes, you can collaborate and share a group account with researchers at other institutions, so long as their institution also has a RefWorks subscription.

    Please contact citation-managers@sfu.ca for further information.

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