Access Rights to the Library Resources

(Please note, some of the links below refer to Swedish pages)

Information about copyright on material in the library network

Use of most e-journals, e-books and databases is governed by agreements. The agreements control the rights you have as a user; what you may and may not do with the material depends in other words on each publishing house and distributor.

It is generally permitted to:

  • privately or for educational/research purposes use the material
  • download articles for private use or forward to colleagues within the same university/college
  • link to specific content
  • upload articles (pdf) to electronic coursepacks in systems which require login by the students (e.g. Cambro)
  • print out single parts/articles

It is NOT permitted to:

  • change or plagiarize works by other people
  • use the material commercially
  • systematically or completely copy, print out or download whole or substanstial parts of a database or plattform
  • forward data or articles to web sites or list servers

For resources without specific agreements there is av general agreement between the Swedish universities and Bonus Presskopia.
Bonus Presskopia

The agreement allows:

  • Downloading
  • Scaning
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Saving in digital form on the closed networks of the university, USB, etc.*
  • Sharing material on the closed networks of the university, via e-mail, etc.
  • Educational use, in presentations, etc.

The agreement allows students and teachers to copy under the 15/15 rule. The 15/15 rule means that you may copy or scan a maximum of 15 %, but no more than 15 pages from a specific publication.

The Swedish copyright law covers all types of resources provided within the library network. Please note that you are obliged to read the copyright information certain database distributors have noted, which will show up when you log in to the database.

Copyright is stipulated in the copyright law on literary and artistic works (SFS 1960:729). The law contains certain restrictions in copyright, e.g. creating single copies of protected works for private or educational purposes. KB:s informationsbroschyr om upphovsrätt

The new copyright law is in force as of July 1, 2005. The law enhances the copyright of e.g. complete works and programs/music files. Through the new law it is explicitly prohibited to upload copyrighted material on the Internet without permission, as well as copying such material for private use.