Guidelines for Fair Use of e-Resources at IIT Delhi : Usage Policy
- Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books made available by the Central Library, IIT Delhi are for academic use.
- These resources can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material. Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.
- Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is also prohibited. Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the Institute.
- Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block to the entire community of users @ IIT Delhi from accessing these resources.
The Central Library subscribes thousands of E-Resources directly through the publishers and eSS Consortium. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that the use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are as follows:
Breaches of the license agreement with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the member institutions.