Guiding Principles for Digital Access

This guidance summarizes the Library's general principles for providing access to digital content on the Burlington Digital Archive  

  • BPL strives to make digital content for the library’s Local History collection as openly available as possible. 
  • The Library will secure its digital collection and provide access in line with the law, BPL policy, and finalized agreements. We will display copyright and credit whenever possible. 
  • The library’s digital collections are meant to support fair dealing. Any use beyond that, including commercial or scholarly reproduction, redistribution, or publication without prior written permission from the copyright holder, is prohibited. 
  • Anyone wishing to use the material must make all assessments, and obtain all necessary rights and permissions, including copyright. 

Terms of Use

In compliance with Canada’s Copyright Act, copies may be made, provided, and used for the purpose of research and private study.

Copyright Restrictions

BPL is not the copyright holder for all material housed in the Burlington History Room and/or contained in the Burlington Digital Archive. Providing copies or access to material does not include or imply permission to use the material in a publication, exhibition, website, broadcast, or performance. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.