Terms and conditions

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Unisa Library are governed by license agreements between the University of South Africa and the publishers and providers of the electronic resources.

Licensed electronic resources are restricted to authorized members of the Unisa community and on-site users of the Unisa Libraries. These resources may be only be used for the purposes of research, teaching and private study.

It is acceptable for an authorized Unisa user to:

  • Search, view, retrieve and display the resources for the purposes of non-commercial research, teaching and private study.
  • Save, print, download or make copies of reasonable amounts or parts of a resource (such as individual journal articles or book chapters) for non-commercial personal use.
  • Share content only with other Unisa faculty, staff or registered students.
  • Post links to specific content in such a way that it is available only to other authorized Unisa users.
It is not acceptable for an authorized Unisa user to:
  • Use the electronic resources for commercial purposes by selling or re-distribution of content to users outside the Unisa community.
  • Permit anyone other than authorized Unisa users to access the licensed content.
  • Engage in systematic and substantial printing, copying or downloading of content(such as entire journal issues, financial or datasets, or complete book titles).
  • Post actual content or articles to web sites or listservs, private (e.g. corporate intranet) or public.
  • Copy, remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other ownership marks included in the licensed resources