The library works hard to make sure our materials meet the needs of our users, but some resources have restrictions on use that may affect your students. For example, publishers may limit the number of users who can access an ebook at one time or limit where and how a resource can be shared (including in Canvas).
- Look up the resource in the UW Libraries Catalog.
- Click the "view license terms" link under in the "View It" section of the page.
- To see if you can provide files directly in Canvas, see the Course Pack Electronic note. For more detailed explanations of how to apply the different library license terms, see the Responsible Use of Electronic Resources guide.
- To see how many users can access a resource at a time, check the license terms or the ebook's landing page.
It's a best practice to check to make sure the library still has access to digital materials before the start of each new quarter.
Questions? Contact your library liaison or a library OER expert.