Information Services

Accessing e-resources

This section provides information on access and eligibility to the Library's wide range of licensed e-resources, and provides important copyright information on the use of e-resources. There is also information to help you solve common e-resource queries and problems.

How to access e-resources

Current staff and students of the University can access most e-resources both on and off campus.

Who can use e-resources?

University of Edinburgh current staff and students have access to licensed e-resources for non-commercial use (i.e. for private research and study). However, most licensing arrangements restrict the access we can provide to other Library users.

Copyright and e-resources

Access to e-resources is provided by the Library via licence agreements with publishers, and the materials provided by publishers are subject to copyright law.

Access to E-resources - FAQs

Frequently asked questions on access to e-resources.