At OSF HealthCare, we know that education and research are key components of serving our patients with the greatest care and love. That's why our medical libraries offer a variety of services, both online and in person, to all of our library visitors and patrons.

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  • Copyright Resources

  • General Information

    • Fair Use Checklist One of the best tools to measure if something is fair use or not is the Fair Use Checklist from the Columbia University Libraries.  The Checklist is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution License with attribution to the original creators of the checklist Kenneth D. Crews (formerly of Columbia University) and Dwayne K. Buttler (University of Louisville).
    • Copyright Clearance Center  The library doesn't have a subscription to the CCC, but they do provide some general information on copyright.
    • U.S. Copyright Office  This is the official copyright center of the United States.  You can search to see if an item is copyrighted, and also register a copyright to yourself.
    • U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17)  You can find the text of the Copyright Law of the United States here.

    Copyright Tutorials

    • Copyright for Students  If you are in school and need to learn more about copyright laws as they affect students, this tutorial from Rutgers University will help.
    • Copyright in the Classroom Information for educators.
    • TEACH Act  The TEACH act lets educators use copyrighted materials for distance education.  There are restrictions, so you can learn more here.
    • More on the TEACH Act  You  can learn more about the TEACH Act from the University of Texas Libraries.
    • CASE Act Toolkit Learn more about the CASE Act here.

    Librarian Resources

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  • Laptop Circulation

  • All OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Mission Partners* are eligible to check out laptops from our library. An OSF or UICOMP ID is required.

    Patrons who have been invoiced for overdue material they have not returned will not be eligible to checkout a laptop.

    Laptops are available for loan from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This does not include weekends or holidays.

    Laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. Since laptops need to be checked out and returned by 4 p.m., no renewals are allowed.

    Contact the library at for more information.

    *This service is only available through the OSF Saint Francis Library & Resource Center in Peoria.

  • Accessing Restricted Resources

  • OSF physicians and Mission Partners can access material from non-OSF computers via Open Athens. You will need to register through their website.

    If you need assistance, call the Library Coordinator at (309) 655-2268.

  • Learn More

  • To learn more about the library, please watch the videos below.