Copyright Services

Copyright Services at OSU Libraries supports faculty, staff, and students by providing education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research, and scholarship.

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*New one-year pilot program: Beginning 9/1/2016, the Ohio State University Libraries and the Health Sciences Library will consolidate copyright services. Health sciences faculty, staff, and students may now direct all copyright questions and requests to Copyright Services(

We offer the following services:

  • Workshops
  • Customized Presentations
  • Consultations
  • Copyright Permission Requests Assistance
  • Information on How to Register a Copyright
  • Referral to Resources


Do you have copyright questions related to your research? Come talk to us during our open office hours at the Research Commons to discuss issues related to identifying, using, and creating copyrighted content. Open office hours are available and consultations can be scheduled through the Research Commons website.

Contact us:, Copyright Services, 614.688.5849, Health Sciences Copyright Coordinator

Disclaimer: The information on these web pages and that received from Copyright Services at OSU Libraries and the Health Sciences Copyright Coordinator is not legal advice, nor is either office legal counsel to the university or any members of the university community.

Terms of Use: Persons or groups affiliated with The Ohio State University may reproduce and distribute the materials provided on this website for university business and related activities. These materials may also be used outside of The Ohio State University for nonprofit educational purposes. Any use must include a citation to the “Copyright Services at The Ohio State University Libraries” and a link to our website. For further uses not covered by fair use or another copyright exception, please contact us regarding rights and permissions. 

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