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eBooks Terms of Use

As a holder of a user account for University of Helsinki networks or as a walk-in customer of the Helsinki University Library, you have the right to use the electronic books acquired by the Helsinki University Library, as well as the responsibility to comply with the related terms of use as described in the licensing agreements. Breach of the terms of use may result in access being blocked for the entire University of Helsinki community.

You may

  • browse and search through the e-books
  • print and save sections of an e-book (generally 5-10%) for your personal use in study, teaching or research
  • share individual sections of an e-book with a third party for purposes of scientific research and communication
  • incorporate links to e-books in electronic course materials used in teaching at the University of Helsinki

You may not

  • use an e-book or parts thereof for commercial purposes
  • distribute, sell or modify an e-book, or make derivative works of it
  • systematically download e-books by robots or other automatic processes

Further guidance for using e-books can be found in the Library's e-book guide.