The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or any other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library (CJRL) is not responsible for the improper or illegal use of any copies of materials from its collections. It is the patrons's responsibility to guard against the infringement of rights that may be held by others and for clearing reproduction rights and copyright restrictions.

CJRL does not claim to control the copyright for all pictorial and textual materials in its collections. CJRL staff will provide any information available for specific items that it has available to the user in this regard if a specific request is made. CJRL provides such information as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the patron. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials from the Library's collections. Patrons are reminded that these materials are provided by CJRL for non-profit educational, personal or scholarly purposes and that transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright holders.

CJRL desires to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future. CJRL will respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in an appropriate manner under such Act and other applicable intellectual property laws, including the removal or disabling or access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity. Pursuant to 17 United States Code 512(c)(2) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), CJRL is the designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on our sites. Direct any notices of infringement to:

Library Director

Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library

223 S. Extension Street

Hazlehurst, MS 39083

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must fulfill the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site,


Under Copyright Law, illegal duplication or sharing of copyrighted materials is prohibited. Copyrighted materials may include, but are not limited to, all printed matter, audio recordings, video recordings, computer software, databases and digital files that are owned by the Library, obtained through interlibrary loan, or downloaded from the Internet.  

The following warning will be posted on or near photocopiers/printers and in areas where audiovisual materials are available for patron circulation:


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 for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law.


Library materials are for personal use only unless public performance and/or cablecast  rights have been obtained. CJRL cannot obtain public performance rights on behalf of a patron, cannot verify that such rights have been obtained by library patrons.  nor provide legal advice concerning public performance.