The Copyright Law of the United States (17 U.S.C.) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under the certain conditions specified in the law, such as interlibrary loan (ILL), libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that the user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copright law.