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UTM Library Contacts

Have some questions? 

Contact Shelley Hawrychuk or your liaison librarian

Shelley Hawrychuk  - Copyright Librarian


Liaison Librarians

Want some help with your syllabi?

Send it to the Reserves Section of the Library

Univerity of Toronto Libraries Copyright Information

For additional information take a look at the UTL Copyright Website

Getting Started with Copyright

Under Fair Dealing you can:

Scan/upload to Blackboard (Bb)/photocopy up to 10% or 1 chapter of a book, whichever is greater

Post the PDF of 1 entire article from an issue of a journal in Bb (after checking in the catalogue record under "Permitted Uses" to see if you can do this - see below for how to do this)

Best practice is to provide links to the article instead of uploading PDFs to Bb

Other ways to provide materials:

Public domain, open access, and other uncopyrighted material can be used freely

The Library can help to negotiate transactional licenses for content that is not freely available, not licensed or is outside of fair dealing

The Library Reserves Collection contains print copies of required books for most classes



Contact your liaison librarian or the Reserves section of the Library for assistance in providing materials for your students

Copyright Documents

Links to copyright documents, licenses and agreements at the University of Toronto.

Copyright FAQ

Copyright Road Map

U of T Library Items - Permitted Uses

In the library catalogue we have added "Permitted Uses" Information for many of our online titles.

permitted uses in the library catalogue


To see it:

    • Search for a book or journal

    • Select 'Permitted Uses' or scroll down the page.
  • Click the 'yes/no/ask' button to get additional information and/or an email address  to ASK about permitted uses

 terms of library licences

How We Can Help

The staff at UTM Library can help you with your copyright work.

We can:

  • answer any questions you might have about copyright
  • review your syllabi for copyright compliance
  • provide PDFs of both chapters and articles (within fair dealing guidelines) to upload into Bb
  • provide permanent links to journal articles for you to upload into Bb