What do I need to know about rights when I order from the National Library?

What do I need to know about rights when I order from the National Library?

The National Library does not own the rights to the works in the collections – these are owned by the individual authors or their survivors.

The National Library generally does not have information about who owns the rights. For inquiries about rightholders, we refer users to organisations like BUS, the Swedish Authors' Association, STIM or a copyright lawyer.

If you make copies for private use, you are responsible for how the copies are used. This applies regardless of whether you yourself make the copies or if the Library makes the copies on your behalf.

The National Library is responsible for such copies it makes that are not for your private use. The Library may therefore ask you for additional information about how you plan to use the copies.