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Terms of Use for UNB Archives & Special Collections

Terms of Use

Terms of Use found here apply to all UNB Archives & Special Collections websites, databases and digital collections, including but not limited to the New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Project, the Microforms Collection, Gateway (UNB's Archive Catalogue) and UNB's History at a Glance (Archives & Special Collections Wiki).

The content and media contained within these websites are intended for informational purposes and are provided only for the purpose of research and private study. Subject to these Terms and compliance with applicable laws, you may use these websites solely for your personal, non-commercial use, including for research and teaching.

Copyright & Attribution

While much of Archives & Special Collections and the New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Project is in the public domain, some content is owned by original rights-holders and may be protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws, as well as confidentiality, privacy, and publicity rights. Copyright resides with the original holders of the document. In the case of microforms, copyright resides with the original holders of the documents and/or the creators of the documents. Given the size and scope of our collections, you may encounter metadata for items that may have incomplete, inaccurate, and missing attributions and rights statements.

(see also Permission to Publish Archival Material)

Responsibility for seeking written permission from a copyright holder is assumed by the researcher.

You agree that your use of any item found these collections is at your own risk and that UNB Libraries is not liable to you for any use, or subsequent use, of such item(s) by you.

Historical Content Disclaimer

The content, words, and descriptions contained in the newspapers or other archival documents found on these sites reflect the time period when they were created and may include terms and images that are not acceptable today. Some content (or its descriptions) may be harmful and difficult to view. These materials may be graphic or reflect biases. In some cases, they may conflict with strongly held cultural values, beliefs or restrictions. We provide access to these materials to preserve the historical record.

You therefore acknowledge the risk and hereby release UNB Libraries from any liability for being exposed to items that are inaccurate, offensive or objectionable.

Linked External Websites

Websites may contain links to external websites not operated by UNB Libraries. When following external links, you should read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of every website that you visit. UNB Libraries is not responsible for the practices or the content of linked websites and does not review, verify, approve or endorse any information, products, services or content on those websites, even if there is an agreement or affiliation between UNB Libraries and such third parties.


UNB Libraries reserves the right to impose limits on your use of library websites in order to maintain overall quality of service. This includes restricting the number of concurrent downloads by any one individual. You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalogue, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute any items from the online collections as a whole without prior written permission.

Researchers needing support for deeper or larger analysis and access to these collections are advised to contact Archives & Special Collections as resources are limited.


Your access and use of these websites do not require you to create an account or log in.

Please refer to the University of New Brunswick's Web Privacy Statement for details.

Permission to Publish Archival Material

For permission to publish manuscript(s), in part or in full, a separate application must be sent to Christine Lovelace, Head Archives & Special Collections. The application must specify the manuscript(s) or excerpt(s) and supply details of the proposed publication. Applicants must abide by the decision conveyed to them.

Also, copyright on a manuscript may be held by the writer, his/her heirs, executors or assigns. In this case, under Canadian Copyright Law, the applicant must seek written permission from the holder of the rights before publication.

The Library, in giving its permission to publish, assumes no responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights.

Acknowledgement of permission must appear in the printed work in the following format: Archives & Special Collections, Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick. In addition, a copy of the printed work or a digital copy must be donated to the Harriet Irving Library by the writer.

  Archives & Special Collections Policies

  New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Project

Additional Support

Related Websites

Please direct any questions regarding microforms or newspapers to:

Please direct any questions regarding archival manuscripts and/or special collections books to: