Sample Letter to Publishers and Copyright Holders Requesting Permission for Use of Copyrighted Materials

(this letter should be written on departmental letterhead)

[date]

[publisher's address]

Dear Publisher/Copyright Holder:

I am writing to request permission to use the following material in my class at Rogue Community College

[Complete citation of work. Be as specific as possible, including chapter and page numbers]

College policy requires permission be granted by the copyright holder if the material is to be made available on reserve for more than one semester. Access to this material will be restricted to students, faculty, and staff of Rogue Community College. The material will only be located by searching for a particular course of professor, and will not be listed by author or title.

Because time is of the essence, I would appreciate an early reply to this request. I have enclosed a self-addressed envelope for your convenience. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Faculty Member Name
Title/Position
Phone
Fax
Email

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