What if a book I want to copy is out of print?

Being out of print does not mean that a book is no longer protected by copyright. Fair dealing for educational use allows making copies of "short excerpts," and other educational exceptions in the Copyright Act allow other specific uses; see the Copyright and Teaching infographic for copying guidelines for classroom use. If a longer portion is required and the book is still protected by copyright, you should contact the publisher to request permission to use the material. The SFU Bookstore can request permission for you, and distribute copies of the work once permission is obtained. The Copyright Clearance Fund may be able to support payment of copyright license fees for this copying - details about the Fund and eligibility are on this page.