Copyright Permissions Service

Please have your May Session course pack submissions in by: April 12, 2016

Please have your Summer Session course pack submissions in by: May 2, 2016

 The Copyright Permissions Center has transitioned to the Libraries.

Thanks to Dale & Kristen for their years of permissions work!
Check out the Libraries' services below

© Digital Course Packs
  1. Send your course reading citations to
  2. Course Reserves will send us the list and we will process the necessary copyright permissions
  3. You will be notified when the pack is complete
  4. Your students can access/purchase their Digital Course Packs via Course Reserves

© Printed Course Pack Permissions

If you have a printed course pack that does not require permissions, please contact your nearest University of Minnesota Digital Print Center directly.

  1. Send your course reading citations to
  2. Take your original copies, along with a Course Pack Order Form, to one of the University Digital Print Centers
  3. Your students will be able to purchase the pack in the Bookstore when classes begin

© Department Sponsored Permissions and Permissions for Publishing
  1. Send your request, valid EFS string, required item information (e.g., title, author, pages) and number needed to
  2. You will be notified when the permissions have been obtained.

The Copyright Permissions Service is here to assist faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota in acquiring permissions to use copyrighted items in their course websites, course packs, Libraries Reserve and other University-related purposes. We can help with permissions if the item is not in the public domain, available under a Creative Commons license or already covered by an existing license. We can also obtain permissions if you don't think your use is covered by any of the exceptions or limitations, including fair use or you just feel unsure whether your use is a fair use.

Creative Commons License Unless otherwise noted, all content on the Copyright Information section of this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

This web site presents information about copyright law. The University Libraries make every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but do not offer it as counsel or legal advice. Consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.

Contact Us

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309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Future Course Pack
Submission Deadlines
  • May Session 2016: April 12, 2016
  • Summer 2016: May 2, 2016
  • Fall 2016: August 8, 2016
  • Spring 2017: Dec. 22, 2016

We accept submissions at any time. These dates are a guideline to allow sufficient time for permission clearance and processing within the Digital Print Centers.