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Access to the electronic resources listed on the UW-Madison Library website and catalog is restricted to current students, staff, and faculty of the UW-Madison for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. In most cases, community visitors can also use these resources when physically visiting a campus library location.
Under the UW-Madison Libraries’ license agreements for electronic resources, users may not:
Additional details may be found on the specific vendors’ website or database.
Electronic resource providers are constantly monitoring overall account activity. If a serious violation is detected coming from our campus or one of our remote users, providers reserve the right to immediately suspend access to their e-resource for that user’s IP address or even the entire campus. The Library would be notified of the suspension of service and would then investigate the situation, taking steps to ensure that the violation would not happen again. Once the situation is resolved, the service is generally restored. As such, misuse and disregard for terms and conditions of use puts at risk all UW-Madison users’ continued access to electronic resources.
Please contact the UW-Madison Libraries with any questions regarding appropriate use of electronic resources.