The University of Kansas Libraries
Expectations for Users of Copyrighted Materials and Licensed and Other Electronic Resources
Users of copyrighted, licensed, and other electronic information resources need to adhere to these policies:
Protect the privacy of your KU Online ID and Password and do not share this access with other individuals. Use of the KU Online ID and Password are not transferable to others. See Protecting your KU Online ID and Password for additional information.
Library users are expected to respect the rights of copyright owners, and, when appropriate, to obtain permission from owners before using or copying protected material. For additional information, see:
Use electronic information resources for educational and research purposes only in an ethical and lawful manner. Electronic information resources are not available for commercial or other for-profit purposes. For additional information, see University and Library policies:
All patrons using online and Internet resources are expected to show common courtesy and respect for the privacy and the sensibilities of others, and to avoid accessing illegal forms of expression. For additional information, see the University’s policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources.
The KU Libraries’ collections and services are developed for an adult audience, and the libraries offer open access to a number of electronic resources as well as the Internet. Use of the resources is not monitored by library staff. In all cases in which non-KU students under the age of 18 are using these resources, parents, guardians, and other adult care-providers, are responsible for overseeing and supervising the minors’ use of the Libraries. For the purposes of this policy, currently enrolled KU students are considered adults.