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MAYBE. Books published before 1923 are considered to be in the public domain and permission is not required. If published after 1923, even though it may be out of print, the title is not in the public domain and permission must be requested. You can use the MSU Libraries Copyright Permissions Service to request permission to use the book chapter. Keep in mind that works by the US Government or works created by US Government employees as work for hire are in the public domain.