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Accessibility with MUSC Library Resources


When posting, emailing, or using articles or chapters from MUSC subscribed resources, it is best practice to link to the article/chapter—meaning, one should not post or attach a PDF. Linking to the article ensures that MUSC is compliant with copyright law. It is also advisable to add this statement when linking to any content:

Statement of partial accessibility conformance due to third parties:

MUSC libraries cannot guarantee that the linked content meets current WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. If you encounter an accessibility issue, please contact us and we will notify the third-party vendor

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that affiliated users of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) community may use to obtain material that is needed and is not available in the library collections. Materials obtained through ILL are not to be posted, emailed, or otherwise distributed. 

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.