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The University of Richmond Libraries’ overarching goal is to share the digital collections and scholarship it creates and hostsfor non-commercial use as freely as possible while adhering to copyright law.

Copyrighted digital collection materialsfor which the university is the rights holder or for which the universityhas secured copyright permission from the rights holdershould be licensedusing the “In Copyright – Non Commercial Use Permitted” license from ( Public domain materials in the libraries’ digital collections should be licensed using a “No Copyright – Non Commercial Use Permitted” license ( Copyrighted digital collections materials for which the university is not the rights holder should carry an “In Copyright” notice ( If a copyright owner requests that materials be removed from the University of Richmond Libraries website, we will honor that request.

Content created by the University of Richmond Libraries faculty and staff should be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-2.0 Generic (

The University Library can authorize exceptions to this policy if alternative licensing is deemed to be in the interest of the library and its mission.

For general questions about copyright please see the library’s Copyright Lib Guide.

For general questions about citations please see the library’s Citing Sources Research Guide.

For questions concerning the use of items in these collections please contact Crista LaPrade, Digital Asset Management and Preservation Administrator, Boatwright Memorial Library, University of Richmond.

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