Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Fair Use, Copyright, and the Public Domain

 General Guidelines

  • If you use materials from our collections, please cite us as:
    Map & Imagery Laboratory, UCSB Library, University of California Santa Barbara
  • The Regents of the University of California retain ownership and reproduction rights, where applicable, for all materials, both hard-copy and digital.  Payment of fees for reproductions does not include rights for publishing, resale, or making additional copies of MIL materials. 
  • We may occasionally need to restrict reproduction for materials to which we do not have copy- or reproduction-rights.  
  • Most US federal government publications are in the Public Domain and may be used, copied, and re-distributed without restriction.

Re-publishing MIL Materials

  • Copyrighted materials may need rights clearance from parties other than UCSB --it is your responsibility to obtain proper permissions for re-publication of materials.  We are happy to assist in this process.

Aerial Imagery Guidelines

  • Air photos are provided with the following License Agreement
  • Reproductions are delivered to you with a one-time-use-only license.
  • Any publication – in print or on the Web - of materials to which the U.C. Regents hold rights must be pre-approved by the Department Head. A signed agreement is required for reproduction of aerial photography for which the UC Regents hold copyright or reproduction rights. The Map & Imagery Laboratory's publication fee is $200 per frame; the UC copyright statement, and flight and frame number, must appear with the reproduction of the frame.

MIL Created Data