The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries are committed to empowering knowledge Creation, idea eXploration, and learning Innovation (CXI). As part of this mission, we apply Creative Commons licenses to content when possible. Our website provides access to a variety of materials, and copyright or licensing restrictions vary.
An essential part of our mission is to make information and resources available for educational and scholarly purposes consistent with copyright law. However, it is the user’s obligation to evaluate rights issues in light of their own use. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or specific agreement requires the permission of the copyright owners.
Materials authored by our staff and librarians that appear on our website generally fall under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, and you are free to share and/or adapt these materials provided you give appropriate credit to the individual who created it, if indicated, and the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries and the use is for non-commercial purposes.
Please note that the CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License does not apply to items for which we are not the copyright holder, such as licensed materials, databases, software, e-books, and certain archival resources that are part of our Digital Collections. The CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License also does not apply to staff profile photographs, or photographs that contain easily identifiable images of students, faculty, or staff.
UT System Policies
If you are a member of a UT institution community (faculty, staff, or student), see frequently-used copyright agreements and forms. The University of Texas System maintains its copyright policy at UTS107, "Use of Copyrighted Materials." Because copyright law is fluid, evolving, and case-specific, contact an attorney for assistance on particular issues. UT institution community members may contact the Office of General Counsel for guidance.
UT Arlington Libraries Policies
Some departments in the library have specific copyright policies.
- Reserves Copyright guidelines
- Databases and Licensed Electronic Resources Copyright and Use Statement
- ResearchCommons (The UT Arlington Institutional Repository)
- Special Collections
You do not need permission to use public domain materials; that is, materials that are not covered by copyright, though we ask that you give proper attribution to the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
If you have questions or information about the copyright status of any material on this website, please contact us at LIBRARY-SC@listserv.uta.edu. Kindly include a link to the relevant content for our reference.
This policy has been adapted from the University of Michigan's Library copyright statement.