What about royalty payments for obtaining permissions to use copyrighted materials?
Obtaining copyright permission usually entails the payment of a royalty fee. The Library has a small budget for royalty payments, which is allocated on a "first-come, first-serve" basis. As a result, instructors are strongly encouraged to submit reserve lists as far in advance as possible to ensure the availability of funds to purchase required permissions.
Once the Library's permissions budget is exhausted, permissions purchases may still be made, provided the associated academic departments assume all costs for such purchases.
You can find out more about the University's copyright policies at the Library's Copyright Information page: http://libguides.trinity.edu/policies_copyright. Reserve policies and procedures are at http://libguides.trinity.edy/policies_reserves.