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WRHA Virtual Library: Terms of Use


WRHA Virtual Library resources are licensed by the University of Manitoba on behalf of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and are for educational, research, and non-commercial use by the following WRHA Employee Groups:

  • WRHA nursing staff, technicians, and professional staff
  • WRHA contracted physicians
  • Staff at eligible community health agencies and personal care homes

Access to resources is governed by license agreements with resource providers; users must comply with the terms of the licenses. For more information on license terms please contact the WRHA Virtual Library.

For resources without specific licensing terms, a limited Fair Dealing amount of copying of material from the resources is usually permitted for education, private study, and research, among other purposes. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that the bounds of Fair Dealing are respected. Users should read carefully any copyright or terms of use statements appearing within the resource and act accordingly. Where no statement restricting copying is evident, users should assume that, as a minimum requirement, they must comply with Canadian copyright laws.

Generally Allowed Generally Not Allowed
Printing, downloading, or saving a single copy of a citation, abstract, or article for personal, non-commercial use. Excessive or systematic printing or downloading (e.g. whole journal issues, whole books)
Using licensed material for research, instruction, private study  Commercial use, selling or distributing licensed material
Posting persistent links to licensed materials Distribution or sharing material with persons who are not entitled to access

Remote use for those who are not entitled to access

  Remove or alter authors’ names, publisher copyright notices or alter, abridge, adapt or modify the materials.
  Mounting or distributing any part of the licensed product online

Except as otherwise indicated, all materials developed by the WRHA Virtual Library and posted on our website are licensed CC BY-NC-SA.


Your personal information is collected for the purpose of providing library resources and services and for evaluation. Your personal information may be disclosed to a collection agency to ensure the return or replacement of library materials. External resources that you choose to access have different policies not governed by the WRHA Virtual Library; you should refer to their specific sites for more information. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The library has taken steps to ensure that its agreements with contracted vendors for their online services provided is in compliance with FIPPA. Please be aware that your personal information, including data transmitted during any searches conducted within the library system, may be stored on servers outside of Manitoba or Canada. We cannot and do not guarantee protection against the possible disclosure of your data in accordance with the laws of a foreign jurisdiction.

If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the University of Manitoba Access & Privacy Office (tel. 204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2.