Check Permitted Uses of Library Online Resources

The Library has contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers that provide the campus with thousands of online resources (databases, ejournals, ebooks, etc.) costing millions of dollars per year. In addition to paying for these resources, the Library negotiates licence agreements that stipulate how and by whom a given resource may be used. These licences provide both on and off-campus access to content for current faculty, staff and registered students. Access for the general public is provided through on-campus wifi and computers only.

If licence terms are violated by anyone, licensors may temporarily suspend access for the entire university community. In cases where a resolution cannot be reached, the vendor may have the right to permanently revoke a licence and access to the resource.

Check permitted uses in our License Information database.

Check Permitted Uses in OneSearch

The copyright policies and licenses for individual journals, articles or ebooks can also be found in OneSearch. It is important to note that some of our resources come from multiple sources, and different copyright policies and licensing apply depending on which source you are using.


If no information is found or you are still unsure about a permitted use, please contact your Copyright Liaison Librarian.