Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

The Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans pays for numerous electronic information services for your use, on and off campus. They include databases, e-books, e-journals and other resources. Access and use of the majority of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements between the University and the publishers or sellers of the services. The Loyola community must make a reasonable effort to comply with these agreements. Each person who uses these services is responsible for complying with the policies stated here. Ethical use of information services is the hallmark of a values-based Jesuit education and the sign of an information literate individual. These services are provided for current Loyola students, faculty, staff and individuals physically in the library building.


  • Educational and scholarly research and reading for personal interest
  • Searching, browsing, downloading, e-mailing, and printing limited information, citations and full text from these services for your own use
  • Instructional use, such as posting an article or link on Blackboard for class use
  • Quotation of reasonable amounts of text or other information, with proper attribution


  • Selling or public posting of material from these services
  • Sharing your login with anyone else or allowing access to unauthorized users Giving away or transferring information from these services to anyone not affiliated with Loyola University New Orleans
  • Systematic, large-scale downloading of information, including entire issues of electronic journals or entire electronic books

Allowed with restrictions:

  • Inclusion of articles and other material in printed course packs; check with us first

U.S. copyright law always applies to the use and reuse of published material, unless another kind of license, such as Creative Commons, is specified. Some vendors monitor the usage of electronic resources to verify compliance with licensing agreements. Non-compliance can result in the temporary loss of a product for the entire university committee. Individuals who do not comply with this policy are subject to sanctions. Contact 504-864-7111 or libref@loyno.edu with any questions. See also the Policy on Responsible Use of University Computing Resources. For more on copyright see the Copyright Information for Faculty.

Last updated August 8, 2013