Copyright and Terms of Use

The University Archives may not be the copyright holder of images or documents in its collection. For this reason, responsibility for infringement of copyright or other rights is assumed by the user, who is fully responsible for obtaining permission for use from the copyright holder.


If the rights field states...

Public Domain

This image is no longer subject to copyright and can be used without permission. Please credit the University of Toronto Archives.

University of Toronto owns copyright

University of Toronto owns copyright. University offices can use without permission and must provide visible credit. See credit note with image. For all others, use for anything other than research and private study (i.e. publication, exhibit, broadcast, film, video or website) requires permission. Please contact utarms.media@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto may have limited rights

Copyright may or may not be held by the University of Toronto or the University of Toronto may have limited rights. Use for anything other than research and private study (ie. publication, exhibit, broadcast, in a film, video or website) may require permission. Please contact utarms.media@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto does not own copyright

University of Toronto does not own copyright. Use for anything other than research and private study (ie. publication, exhibit, TV broadcast, film, video, or website) requires permission from the rights holder. Permission cannot be given by the University of Toronto Archives. The user assumes all risk of copyright infringement and it the user’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions from the rights holder. High resolution scans can be made available once permission from the rights holder has been obtained. For further information, contact utarms.media@utoronto.ca

Rights are uncertain or not determined

The rights are unclear, most often because the creator is unknown. Use for anything other than research and private study (ie. publication, exhibit, broadcast, in a film, video or website) may require permission from the rights holder. The user assumes all risk of copyright infringement and it the user’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions from the rights holder where possible.


Takedown requests

The Archives takes ownership, intellectual property rights and personal privacy seriously. All material available online has been shared for research purposes and has been assigned permissions that reflect known usage restrictions.

You are invited to contact us if you believe that any of the material shared represents an infringement of copyright, privacy or other legal right. Please include a link to the material in question, along with information about the nature and reason for your request.