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The use of certain documents may be restricted by statute or the donor. The researcher must assume full responsibility for fulfilling the terms connected with the use of the restricted material. For the protection of its holdings, the Library also reserves the right to restrict the use of materials which are not arranged or are in the process of being arranged, materials of exceptional value, and fragile materials.
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Links to Copyright Resources
Copyright issues are often complex. For general information, links to legislation and other useful information:
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