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Copyright Services Guide


Sheridan Library is committed to supporting faculty, staff and students with the copyright issues they encounter in their teaching, learning, scholarship, and/or administrative activities. 

This Copyright Services Guide provides general copyright information for the college community as well as resources to help faculty members navigate copyright in their day-to-day work. Please note that the information on this guide is for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to or call Sam Cheng, the Copyright Coordinator, at 905-845-9430 ext. 2173 for assistance.  

Important Update: 

We are monitoring the developments related to the recent Federal Court's decision on the Access Copyright v. York University case as it has implications for the post-secondary educational community. We will keep the Sheridan community informed on an ongoing basis. 

Faculty and staff can continue to refer to Sheridan's fair dealing guidelines for using copyright protected works. If your use does not meet fair dealing or you are unsure of fair dealing, please contact Sam Cheng ( for assistance on a full fair dealing analysis. She can also suggest other options available to you. 

Faculty should contact the College Bookstore, which has a contract with Xerox, if they wish to create print course packs. Unauthorized external service providers should not be used.

Faculty are also encouraged to utilize eCOR for providing electronic course readings in SLATE to students. With the service eCOR, Library & Learning Services looks after copyright compliance so faculty can focus on teaching. Faculty can get help with:  

  • Customizing readings from different sources such as book chapters, journal articles and websites
  • Obtaining copyright permission, if needed 
  • Scanning and posting materials
  • Setting up stable links to library e-resources
  • Ensuring accessibility of documents

Once readings are set up, students can access them electronically from within SLATE. More information about eCOR is available here:

Sheridan's Copyright Related Policies

If prompted, log in with your Single Sign On credentials or click on "Visit Public Site" to access Sheridan's policies.