Interlibrary Loan Services

Copyright Information

The Run Run Shaw Library of the City University of Hong Kong reserves the right not to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfilment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Upon the submission of a copying request, the user has to declare the following:

  1. The photocopy or reproduction of the requested item will be used for the purposes of private study or non-commercial scholarly research only.
  2. The user has not previously been supplied with a copy of the same article or with copies of more than one article contained in the same issue of the periodical or a copy of more than a reasonable proportion of the work by any librarian.
  3. To the best of the user's knowledge no other person with whom s/he works or studies has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.
  4. The user understands that if s/he makes a false declaration for the requested item and s/he was supplied with a copy of it which would have been an infringing copy if made by herself or himself:
    1. The user is liable for infringement of copyright as if s/he had made the copy herself or himself; and
    2. The copy is treated as an infringing copy.
  5. The user undertakes to accept the full responsibility of this photocopying and indemnifies the University any liability incurred in relation to this photocopying should a dispute concerning copyright infringement arise.

The full text of the Copyright Ordinance is available through the Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL). Users may also refer to the Intellectual Property Protection in the Hong Kong SAR on the web page of the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government. Staff in the Interlibrary Loan Services will observe the copyright laws and return requests that appear to violate them to the requesters.