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Use of Licensed Materials

UNE Libraries provides access to many licensed electronic resources in order to support the research and learning needs of UNE students, faculty, and staff.

These resources include research databases, electronic access journals, e-books, and other online services which UNE Library Services makes available under licensing agreements with publishers and other vendors. While individual vendors have their own license agreements with UNE Library Services governing the use of their content which may be more or less restrictive, our users are expected to respect the general terms and conditions outlined in this policy.

Misuse of licensed electronic resources may result in suspension of access, personal liability, or loss of access for the entire UNE community.

Authorized Users

Use of the libraries’ licensed content requires a valid UNE login ID and password, provided to current students, faculty, and staff by UNE’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Clinical affiliates such as preceptors may receive access at the discretion of their affiliated departments. Visitors to campus may bring their own device and access some online resources while connected to UNE’s campus Wi-Fi network or request guest access to a library computer during business hours or by appointment.

Use of Licensed Resources

You may access, download, print, copy, save or link to reasonable portions of a licensed electronic resource for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. This policy is not intended to supplant fair use or other exceptions as detailed in UNE’s Copyright Policy or as dictated by United States copyright law. Contact the Digital Services & Systems Librarian Stew MacLehose with questions about use of online resources,

Think Link

We encourage those who would like to share our licensed electronic resources to use a persistent link to the source rather than downloading a PDF to share. Learn more about persistent links and why this is important.

Prohibited Uses

The licensed electronic resources to which we provide access are for non-commercial use only. Licenses also typically prohibit:

  • Systematic downloading
  • Distribution of content
  • Retaining substantial portions of content
  • Using automated software to retrieve content
  • Facilitating access to content by unauthorized users – do not share your login ID and password and if you suspect unauthorized activity on your account immediately report this to the library and UNE’s ITS.

You may not remove, obscure, or deface copyright or trademark notices. Other restrictions may apply; contact the library with any questions or concerns.

Suspicious Activity

If we detect suspicious activity from your account, we will block your account and notify you immediately. Your access will be restored once you have changed your password.

For questions about this policy, please contact:
Stew MacLehose
Digital Services and Systems Librarian