NCU Library Policy Handbook 
    Oct 20, 2019  
NCU Library Policy Handbook

210-3 - Northcentral University Conditions of Use


The following conditions apply to the usage of the Northcentral University Library’s electronic resources. To ensure the legal and ethical use of these resources, please read and comply with these conditions.

Licensing Restriction

The Library, a service of Northcentral University, subscribes to a variety of databases, full-text journal collections, and other resources or services for which the University contracted with a publisher or vendor to receive or for which it receives as part of its participation in lending consortiums. Licensing restrictions required by publishers and/or vendors who produce electronic resources or services require limiting the access to the resources and/or services to authorized users.

Violation of terms of the license agreement could result in cancellation of the service for the entire University.

Authorized Users

Authorized users may use the electronic resources solely for scholarly, research, or educational purposes. Authorized users consist of currently registered students, alumni (restricted use – see below), and currently employed team members and faculty of the University. Remote access to resources is limited to authorized users. The University is required to restrict access to authorized users by verifying usernames and passwords, or by restricting access to IP (internet protocol) addresses on the University’s server.

Giving unauthorized users access to usernames, passwords or other identifying information is a violation of the publisher-library agreements and may result in disciplinary or legal action. Redistribution of copyrighted, electronic resources to unauthorized users is also prohibited, including printouts. Northcentral University reserves the right to terminate electronic services to users who repeatedly infringe upon the rights of copyright owners.

Alumni Access

Northcentral University alumni are permitted access to certain databases approved by the University. Database access is available on the Alumni Databases page in the Library.  Alumni databases are to be used for personal purposes and scholarly research only, not for business or commercial purposes.