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Stanford University Libraries Terms of Use

Stanford University Libraries websites are subject to Stanford University's standard Terms of Use.

These terms include a limited personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the sites, and to download - where permitted - material for personal, non-commercial use only. Please contact the University Librarian ( to request permission to use Stanford University Libraries websites and contents beyond the scope of the above license, including but not limited to republication to a group or republishing the website or parts of the website.  

Databases and other licensed resources provided by Stanford University Libraries have their own Terms of Use, as well as contractual access restrictions.  These resources are generally intended for the non-profit, educational use of Stanford students, faculty, and staff, and systematic downloading, distribution, or retention of substantial portions of a database are prohibited. Terms of Use are often, though not always, accessible through the database's website. Please consult with library staff if you have questions about Terms of Use for any licensed resource.