Permissions, Copyright & Attribution

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All reproductions from the Mary Riley Styles Public Local Library History Collection are by default for personal, one-time "fair use" in accordance with United States copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Generally, this permits libraries and archives to "furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works" for the purpose of "private study, scholarship, or research."

Reproductions from the Mary Riley Styles Public Local Library History Collection for any purpose other than personal "fair use" - such as publication (in any medium, including online posting), commercial display, or advertisement -- must be approved in writing by the Library Director and must be attributed to "Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Local History Collection, Falls Church, VA." Please view the Photo and Image Use Request Form.

Because the copyright of many materials in the Local History Collection is not held by the library itself, the individual requesting any reproduction is solely responsible for ensuring that permission for use has been properly obtained. Additionally, Mary Riley Styles Public Local Library reserves the right to refuse or limit reproduction of any item as required by donor agreement, law, or if reproduction could result in physical damage to the material.

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