Anyone who uses IUA Library materials must make sure to respect copyright law. This applies to all library materials, regardless of their form or origin.

Information on how to respect copyright can be found here.

The IUA is partner to a contract with Fjölís, the association of copyright holders in Iceland. According to this contract, teachers and students can:


Copy up to 20% of a book, although never more than 30 pages at a time, for personal use.

Copy an article from a magazine or a full chapter from a book, for personal use.

Copy no more than two articles from the same issue of a journal or magazine.

Distributing or saving copied materials for use by others is prohibited.