Library Policies & Guidelines
Library Policy on Confidentiality
The Claire T. Carney Library complies with Massachusetts laws and the policies of the American Library Association on privacy and confidentiality of library records. The section of the Massachusetts General Laws that deals with confidentiality of library records is Chapter 78: Section 7. The American Library Association policies on privacy and confidentiality are available here.
Notice. Warning concerning copyright restrictions. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not “used for purposes other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.
Electronic Publications Use Policy
Use of many of these resources is governed by license agreements, which restrict access to the UMass Dartmouth community, and to individuals at the UMass Dartmouth Library. The content of the various resources is copyrighted and it is the responsibility of each user to make use of them in a manner that would not infringe the copyright or other proprietary rights therein. Specific products may have additional contractual restrictions. Inappropriate use could violate the terms of the various license agreements with the publisher, content provider or consortia arrangements.
Electronic or printed copies are permitted, provided that such copies are for the personal use of authorized users, and do not result in commercial distribution or re-distribution to unauthorized users. Substantial or systematic reproduction by users is not permitted.
It is important that each user realize their individual responsibility to employ these products appropriately for their individual, non-commercial use, and that they not violate or otherwise try to circumvent this general policy or the specific product licenses. Such violations by individual users could result in the licensor’s withdrawal of access to ALL UMass Dartmouth community users.