Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Electronic Resources
The Library subscribes to thousands of electronic journals, books and other databases for use by authorized users (current faculty, students and staff and, in most cases, on-site visitors). The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are:
Engagement in any of the activities included in the Not Permitted list below may result in an immediate suspension of the patron’s access to online library resources.
Breaches of the University's contractual arrangements with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the entire UC Berkeley community.
Full licenses for many publishers, specifying all the terms and conditions, are available at their websites. Copies of agreements entered into by the California Digital Library (CDL) on behalf of the University of California system can be viewed at: www.cdlib.org/services/collections/redactions/.