Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)


The AMICUS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) sets guidelines for the appropriate use of the AMICUS system.


  1. Users are encouraged to use AMICUS and other systems of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) responsibly to enable the community as a whole to benefit from these resources. Responsible use includes taking reasonable steps to inform oneself about the system, its contents, functionality and developments.

    Users using AMICUS regularly are expected to acquire training and read the communications, documentation and other information provided for use of AMICUS.

  2. Robots and other means of harvesting are not permitted without the express written permission of LAC. These technologies should never be used from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET)m, Monday to Friday. 

  3. LAC reserves the right to prevent or stop irresponsible use of the AMICUS system. If LAC determines that the system or its services are being affected by the actions of one or more users, LAC will take action to stabilize the system and to restore service. LAC will attempt to communicate with users to inform them of actions affecting the system or its services.
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