University of Kentucky Libraries' electronic resources are governed by license agreements that limit use to current students and employees of the University of Kentucky, and individuals who are physically present in the UK Libraries. Each user is responsible for ensuring that products are only used for noncommercial, educational, clinical, scholarly, or research purposes. Permitted actions generally include: downloading, viewing, temporarily storing, or printing discrete, reasonable portions of the materials.
The following activities are strictly prohibited:
Users must be aware that violations of these terms may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire University of Kentucky community. People who violate these restrictions may have their UK library privileges revoked. Specific examples of prohibited activities include:
Use of these resources is also covered under the Policy Governing Access to and Use of University of Kentucky Computing Resources. Each licensed product may have more specific or additional permissions or prohibitions. In many instances, walk-in users (individuals who are physically present on the University of Kentucky campus and who are not University of Kentucky students or employees) are restricted in the amount of material they may download or print by the specific agreement for a license.
Questions about the appropriate use of licensed information resources may be directed to the Electronic Resources Librarian.