What are the conditions of use of e-books, e-journals and databases?

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) - Library has license contracts with publishers and information providers for the use of electronic books, journals and databases. The contracts include the conditions of use of the licensed material.

The conditions are:

  • Access to mentioned materials is restricted to WUR staff and students and to visitors of WUR  libraries.
  • Access is via network access, i.e. workstations registered within the IP domains of WUR.
  • Download, print or save of mentioned materials for personal use is allowed. It is not permitted to systematically download, print or save substantial parts of licensed material for distribution.
  • It is the user's responsibility to ensure that licensed material is only used for scientific and/or personal purposes. Commercial use is not allowed.

Violating these conditions may result in denied access to electronic material provided by publishers and information providers, not only for individual users but even for all users of WUR.  

For more information or in case of doubt please contact us.