Usage Restrictions for Licensed and/or Copyrighted Materials

Use of licensed electronic resources is governed by agreements that impose certain restrictions. Usage is restricted to 1) AMNH staff members, and 2) members of the public using workstations located in the library.

These resources are also restricted to individual, non-commercial use only; any systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information is prohibited. Also prohibited is the electronic transfer of documents. Users of full-text resources may not print multiple copies of any article (or entire journal issues).

Off-site Access Policies

Off-site access to licensed resources is restricted to members of the AMNH community and is authenticated by the user's email login and password. According to the AMNH Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy (on Museum intranet), "sharing passwords is not permitted" and is considered unacceptable use of a Museum email account; thus, users may not share password information with others to enable access to AMNH Library resources. Failure to comply with this policy jeopardizes the Library's subscriptions to licensed resources -- and may result in the termination of the user's Museum email account.

It is the responsibility of each user to insure that he or she complies with these usage guidelines.