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Access To and Use of Electronic Resources Licensed by the Library Policy


To set out the conditions of access to and use of electronic resources licenced to the Library on behalf of the University, in order to ensure that access to and use complies with the electronic resources licence agreements.



All staff
All students
All campuses
External users including affiliates, alumni and institutions

Policy Statement

Electronic resources licenced to Monash University Library are provided to Monash University staff and students (as defined in the Monash University Statute), and other authorised users as outlined in the individual licence agreements along with defined terms of use provided by the vendor.

Supporting procedures

Access to and Use of Electronic Resources Licensed by the Library Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

University Librarian
Heads of Campuses, Schools/Departments and Centres



Key Stakeholders

University Librarian
University Copyright Adviser
Director Policy

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 04-2014
Date: 06-August-2014
Agenda item: 11.3

Endorsement body

Name: Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC)
Meeting: 04-2014
Date: 08-July-2014
Agenda item: 7.2


Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Copyright Act 1968 (Australia)
Copyright Act 1978 (South Africa)
Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia)
Copyright Regulations 1969
Monash University Statute
Monash University (Council) Regulations 
Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations Part 5

Related policies

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy
Information Technology Use Policy - Staff & Other Authorised Users
Copyright Compliance Policy

Related documents

Access to and use of electronic resources licensed to the Library background paper
Associated Academic Workforce: a position paper [Academic Board, meeting 7/08]
Managing commercial e-learning resources and tools

Date Effective


Review Date



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Director, Resources Division - Monash University Library

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