The SCU Libraries are fully committed to continuing their support for teaching, research and private study in the University. The academic library is a resource for the provision of information and scholarly literature in a variety of formats for the benefit of the University community.
The use of Library materials and facilities is subject to data protection legislation, copyright law and vendor license agreements. Users must observe the applicable copyright law and the terms of any vendor license agreements for materials they use, including print materials, electronic resources and materials in all other formats. The Law states that serious infringement in photocopying, scanning or downloading of copyrighted material could lead to civil action or even criminal prosecution.
Systematic or excessive downloading of electronic content is expressly forbidden. ‘Systematic’ or ‘excessive’ downloading is defined as a deliberate attempt to copy or distribute a whole or significant part of an electronic resource using ‘robots’ or any such software, or any manual means designed for wholesale infringement, which results in a vendor license violation on the part of the University and/or its Library.