Digital Library Fair Access and Download Policy

All the members of VIT are requested to follow the following policies while downloading the electronic content from our subscribed e-resources:

  • Access to Licensed e-Resources (e-books, e-Journals and other digital resources) are governed by the Terms of Use as per the license agreement between VIT University and the respective publishers. The e-resources are licensed for non-profit educational, teaching and research use exclusively of VIT University. Copyright Law in addition to individual license agreements governs use of our subscribed Electronic resources. Any violation of these is subject to judicial action under these laws.
  • Library users are requested to make appropriate and judicious use of our subscribed e-resources.The articles downloaded from e-Journals, book chapters of e-books etc should be used only for academic and research purposes. Members are advised not to share these resources via e-mail or any other manner with their friends or acquaintances studying /working in other institutions, as all subscribed contents are used in digital watermarking technology. Any such sharing is against the copyright act and violates the license agreement between VIT University and its various publishers / aggregators.
  • Downloading or printing of a complete e-book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals is not recommended. Large chunks of electronic content (systematic downloading) should not be downloaded and is strictly prohibited. Within a particular time frame, members should not access or download any content continuously in large volumes.
  • Use of software or tools, robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematic download from these resources is also strictly prohibited.
  • Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block entire community of users of VITians from accessing our subscribed resources.
  • We have Licenses for many e-resources, which have more detailed terms and conditions for use. Each member of VIT is responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of these licenses and is automatically governed by these laws. Misuse, or failure to do so can result in the loss of access to a resource for the entire VIT User community. If a user fails to comply with this policy, VIT University reserves the right to restrict, suspend or revoke the individual user’s access to our subscribed electronic resources.
  • Further, the downloaded content or article should not be uploaded in any website or multimedia resource on a website, electronic distribution list, community or subject forum etc. available to the public. Social networks such as face book, blogs, twitter etc. should not be used as forums for commercial gain including reselling, redistributing or republishing of our subscribed licensed content.
  • Any violation of this policy will be viewed very seriously and suitable action will be initiated against the erring member.
  • If you do not have a login user name and password contact library help-desk for creating a new account.
  • You are authorized user of VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.(Access to current VIT University students, scholars and faculty members)
  • Usage of the remote access facility is monitored; please do not share your login credentials with anyone and you should use the content only for academic/research purpose.
  • Systematic downloading strictly prohibited

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Systematic downloading strictly prohibited