Answered By: Katja Slonawski
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2019     Views: 47

You are allowed to use the library’s e-journals, e-books and databases for your studies or for research. Students and researchers at Lund University also have access to library’s electronic resources regardless of whether they are on campus or at home, whereas others can only read electronic articles and e-books when visiting one of the University libraries.

Whether or not you are a student/researcher at Lund University, however, the use of library material for commercial purposes or on behalf of a company is not permitted. Systematic downloading and the use of software or scripts which automatise downloads are also prohibited.



You may download and print out individual articles from e-journals for non-commercial use in your own studies or research.



For e-books, the rights vary from one e-book platform to another as to what may be printed out and downloaded. Printing and downloading a “reasonable amount” from an e-book for your own use (for non-commercial study or research purposes) is mostly permitted, but in certain cases one is only allowed to print out or download a small number of pages.

Some publishers permit the download of entire e-books for offline reading, permanently or for a limited period of time. However, the forwarding of e-books to a third party is never allowed.

Consult our Libguide (link below) to learn more about the terms of use for e-books. All e-book platforms available at Lund University are listed in alphabetical order in the guide; select the name of the platform to see what restrictions apply to the e-books purchased by Lund University library on that particular platform.



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