Because items in the archives are often one-of-a-kind, the rules for using them are a little different than the regular library.
The biggest differences are:
Further rules are detailed below.
Materials in the LSU Law Library Archival Collections are available to students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
No materials belonging to the LSU Law Library Archival Collections may be published or exhibited, in whole or in part, without written permission of the Law Library Director. Specific acknowledgement of the LSU Law Library Archival Collections must appear in the printed publication or display. The library requests notification of publication or display and a complimentary copy of the published work.
Requests for permission to publish should be sent to email@example.com.
Photocopies or scans made of archival materials are intended for private research and permission to create these reproductions should not be taken as permission to publish.
All responsibility for possible infringement of copyright law as a result of reproduction and use of these materials is assumed by the applicant. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with laws of libel and literary property rights which may be involved in their use. The LSU Law Library, at its discretion, may deny duplication of materials known to be covered by copyright that it does not own.
The following special rules of use have been implemented in order to ensure that these one-of-a-kind materials will be available to researchers for years to come.