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Guide description

This guide helps you to find information about terms of use for e-resources available in LUT Academic Library.

The Terms of use -LibGuides may not include all the e-resources licensed by LUT Academic Library. In most cases the terms & conditions latest versions are found from the publishers´ webpages.

Access to resources

The electronic resources are available for the sudents and staff of LUT University and/or LAB University of Applied Sciences depending on license. The access to the electronic resources is available through Finna search services, LUT Finna (LUT University), Saimia Finna (LAB Lappeenranta) and Masto-Finna (LAB Lahti).

Printed collections are placed in LUT Academic Library Lappeenranta at Skinnarila campus, and in Lahti: Industria and Scientia campuses. Registered customers have a right to borrow material.

General terms of e-resources use

Electronic materials are protected by international copyright laws, database right laws, and other Intellectual Property Rights and may vary according to each Publisher's Licence Agreement. LUT Academic Library has subscribed electronic resources via the Finnish National Electronic Library, FinELib, and directly from the publishers. Terms and conditions may vary by each e-resource. Use the whole or any part of the licenced material for any commercial use is forbidden.

Kopiosto copying licence does not cover publications where the publisher states that the licences granted, based on the regulation on extended collective licence under section 14 of the Finnish Copyright Act (821/2005), do not apply to the digital copying of this publication. Nor does the licence apply to those online materials whose educational and research use is prohibited in the user terms and conditions, agreed in connection with signing on or registering onto the service, or if from them it is clearly concluded that the use of the material is not permitted in teaching and research under the Kopiosto licence.

When using e-resources generally you are usually permitted:

  • to browse and to make information retrievals
  • to print single copies of search results for personal use
  • to download reasonable amounts of search results for personal use
  • in most cases to print and download reasonable parts and excerpts for non-commercial use
  • to email, mail or fax one copy to a colleague for personal use (it varies according to the service whether it is permissible to send copies to persons outside the university) Terms of use at LibGuides
  • to compile course materials for the university for non-commercial use (the conditions vary according to the service) Terms of use at LibGuides

When using e-resources you are not permitted:

  • to use the resources or parts of it for commercial purposes
  • to download resources using robots or other data mining software
  • use of programs which automatically search or rake for resources (spider, crawler, robot).
  • modifying, applying, moving, translating or creating resources based on the resources provided by the service or any other action violating the copyright restrictions of the resources.

Terms & conditions aqcuired via FinElib consortium: FinELib-resources
Terms & conditions of LUT Academic Library: Terms of use at LibGuides

More information about the e-resource licences at LUT Academic Library by e-mail: kirjasto.hankinnat[at]

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