University of Michigan Library Copyright Office

Our office provides information to help you make decisions about sharing and using copyrighted material in your research, learning, and teaching. Use the menu links to access our copyright guides and online resources, and take advantage of our person-to-person services.

Email Us

Email to ask questions about copyright or make appointments with us.

We are not empowered to grant permission for copyrights. For more information, see our guide on Permission

Make an In-Person Appointment

We offer self scheduling of in-person appointment slots for university affiliates. Again, we're happy to meet with you in person at other times. To make an appointment at another time, email us.

Attend a Workshop

We offer public workshops on copyright. We also offer customized copyright education (presentations, workshops, etc.) for university groups, including faculty, staff, and students. Please email us if you're interested in setting up a customized workshop for your group.  

External Services

Although we provide information and education about copyright, we are not able to provide legal advice.

Some copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university:

  • If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.

  • If you believe your copyright has been infringed on a web site hosted by the university, please contact our DMCA agent.

  • If you have questions about using the university trademarks, including the Block M, please consult the Permissions Guide from the  university's Office of Communications.

If you require legal advice in your personal capacity, the lawyer referral services operated by the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan may be helpful to you.

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Last modified: 08/23/2019