The York University Library has an eBook copy of a certain text which the instructor would like to print an excerpt from and distribute to students. Is this usage permitted?


  • Instructors must be advised that they cannot print portions of eBooks and distribute them to students, as this is not permitted by the individual license agreements set up with eBook publishers.  An individual eBook may allow the printing of a certain number of pages, but this must be accessed separately by each individual, and cannot be undertaken by the instructor on behalf of students.
  • An instructor seeking to make a reproduction of this type of content may be able to obtain the content they are looking for through the purchase of a printed edition of the book by YUL, or possibly by ILL, if the content is within the limits of the York's Fair Dealings Guidelines.


  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2023
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  • Answered By Betty Irving