As an alternative to photocopiers, the Law Library provides document scanners, which allow the option of saving a document as a PDF and/or printing the scanned material to paper.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using the equipment is liable for any infringement.
Please note that scanning all or even a substantial portion of a book in order to avoid purchasing a copy is not a Fair Use (see § 107(4)).
Patrons who are not BYU students may use the Pharos system with a Courtesy Card. Courtesy Cards may be purchased at the Circulation Desk. These reusable cards cost $1.00, and come pre-loaded with a $.50 balance.
Scanned PDFs may be saved to USB flash drives or emailed using web-based accounts such as Yahoo or Gmail. The Law Library currently has one Bookeye open-face scanner; four flatbed book scanners (2 near the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor, 1 in the Reserve Library, and 1 on the 3rd floor); and two multi-page feed scanners (1 near the Pharos printer on the 2nd floor, and another on the 3rd floor). Employees at the Circulation and Reference Desks are trained and ready to assist anyone who needs help with scanning.
There are also several ways additional funds can be added to Courtesy Cards. Circulation clerks can make deposits with cash or checks. Credit card deposits can be completed by using this BYU webpage and following the instructions.
Copies of documents on microform can be made on a reader/printer in the Microform area (first floor). Copies from microforms are $.20 per page and are paid for at the Circulation Desk. If any of the copiers are out of paper, please notify the clerk at the Circulation Desk.