Copyright Online Resources
Records Stored Off-Site
Customers interested in researching any of the Copyright Records are advised to contact the Copyright Public Records Reading Room at (202) 707-5063 before visiting the James Madison Building. Many records are stored in off-site locations, and advance notice is needed to retrieve these materials for research use.
Record Book Request
Form to request original Copyright registration applications from 1870 to current.
Copyright Assignments: 1870 - 1994
Recorded assignments and documents. (available onsite only)
Copyright Imaging System
Retrieve images of applications for registered works and recorded documents.
(available onsite only)
Works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.
Index to work currently in process or recently completed. (available onsite only)
Search pending and completed registration applications. (available onsite only)