Guidelines for Fair Use of eResources

Guidelines for Fair Use of eResources at AIKTC and Usage Policy

eResource Usage Policy and User undertaking

The Library subscribes to eResources for use by authorize users in institution. 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·


  • Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases, e-books made available by the Central Library, AIKTC 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.
  • Systematic or programmatic downloading, retention, and printing are prohibited.  For example, you cannot download entire issue of a journal or print out several copies of the same article.
  • Electronic distribution of content is also restricted although the specific restrictions vary from publisher to publisher. It may be permissible to forward an article to another colleague in our own institution by email, however, transmitting an article to someone outside of the institution, or to a large group of recipients, a mailing list, or an electronic bulletin board, is not allowed.
  • If you are teaching a class, you can print out a copy of an article from an electronic journal and include it in your course pack. However, do not make multiple copies for circulation. Copyright laws protect published material in any format so that it cannot be copied except in accordance with fair use. Providing access to material for educational purposes falls within the realm of fair use.
  • Please ensure that the resource is used for educational and research purposes and not for commercial purposes.
    Providing electronic links on your course web pages to the Library’s licensed resources is permitted but you cannot post the PDF of an article on your website. The publishers’ main concern is that people outside of the campus network should not be able to access resources licensed by the institution. However, a researcher can post a pre-print of an article written by himself/herself.
  • As with any kind of scholarly communication, a researcher can use phrases or quotes from other articles and cite the source of information. However, a researcher is prohibited from using large chunk of information (paras and chapters) from an article or from a chapter in a book.
  • Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are as follows:
Permitted Not Permitted
Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving a copy of search results Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk or automatic downloading is not permitted
Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving individual articles Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or large portions of other e-resources is not permitted
Using eResources for scholarly, educational or scientific research, teaching, private study and clinical purposes Using eResources for commercial gain is not permitted (i.e. reselling, redistributing or republishing licensed content)
Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user (i.e. current faculty, students or staff) Transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making online content available to unauthorized users (i.e. sending to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards) is not permitted
Posting the URL to the publisher’s version of the article on a class website (publisher links will allow only authorized users access) Posting the publisher’s version or PDF of an article to an open class website is not permitted (instead, post the URL to the article which will allow only authorized users access)



Breaches of the license agreement with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the eResources for the member institutions.

What Happens if the License is Violated?

Publishers track the use of their electronic resources in terms of number of downloads made by subscribing institution. Misuse, if any, is notified to the subscribing institution with details of kinds of violations and institution is expected to take action. The publisher also suspends the access to e-resource pending suitable action by subscribing institution. The access is stopped not only for journals where license agreement was violated but for all journals by the same publisher. Moreover, the access is suspended not only for the individual violator but for the entire institution.


I understand the policy outlined above and undertake to abide by it.  I understand that any violation of the policy will result in loss of my library privileges and/or other action as deemed appropriate by the Institute.


  • Use AIKTC Open LDAP id and password to access electronic resources from off-campus. [https://idp.aiktclibrary.org/]
  • Users should not share their user name and password.
  • Unauthorized usage, multiple logins are not allowed, if found will lead to blocking the access to eResources.
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How to Check Out (Issue) books at the AIKTC Library?


Users can now Check Out items in the library, following the guidelines below.

Use the Library Catalog to search for books and Place Hold (Reserve) Online from anywhere and any device.

Come to the library Next Day for pickup at Counter. It's that easy!

  1. In case of already Check Out Books, Library will email you when you can come down and pick up the book(s) you requested. 
  2. You have the books on loan for a month. If you need the books longer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to renew them. 
  3. Once returned, books will be “quarantined” for three days before they can be checked out again.


Extended Issue Period :

1) Books borrowed by all students have been renewed till 31/12/2020. 

2) Book Bank books have been renewed till 31/12/2020. 


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