Terms of Use 

Thank you for visiting LACOE eLibrary Services and reviewing our Terms of Use. Your access and use of LACOE eLibrary Services is subject to the following terms. You must agree to these terms in order to use LACOE eLibrary Services. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the service. If you breach any of these terms, your authorization to use LACOE eLibrary Services automatically terminates. eLibrary Services reserves the right to change these terms without notice. Your use of LACOE eLibrary Services and its collection(s) is subject to the most current version of the terms posted on the website at the time of such use.

Disclaimer

LACOE eLibrary Services is intended to provide private, secure access to eBooks and other digital library materials to Los Angeles County educators and administrators, and LACOE teachers, students, and employees. This website and the information contained herein is provided "as is," and LACOE eLibrary Services makes no express or implied representations or warranties regarding the information contained in this website. LACOE eLibrary Services provides no warranty that this website or information contained herein will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. LACOE eLibrary Services expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy. LACOE eLibrary Services is not responsible for any viruses which may result from your access to LACOE eLibrary Services. Information accessed directly via LACOE eLibrary Services is secured via unique ID as well as several other security measures based upon best industry standards and practices. While you should feel free to contact LACOE eLibrary Services by e-mail, please do not send any confidential or private information by e-mail. LACOE eLibrary Services assumes no responsibility for the loss or disclosure of confidential or private information that you transmit via e-mail.

LACOE eLibrary Services may contain links to other websites which are independently run websites outside of LACOE eLibrary Services. LACOE eLibrary Services is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of any such independent sites.

Any links to external websites and/or non-LACOE eLibrary Services information provided on LACOE eLibrary Services pages are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by LACOE eLibrary Services of the content or views of the linked materials. The materials on these independent sites are the opinion of the specified author(s) and are not statements of advice, opinion, support or information of LACOE eLibrary Services.

Personal Use, Account Access, Passwords, and Security

LACOE eLibrary Services is available to Los Angeles County educators and administrators, and LACOE employees upon applying for an eLibrary Services library card. Registered users may not (and agree not to) use, copy, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, or do anything else with LACOE eLibrary Services for any other purpose.

In addition, LACOE eLibrary Services may include links to external websites of LACOE-recognized organizations consisting of parents and/or community members whose primary mission is to support Los Angeles County schools and the students who attend the schools and LACOE-recognized organizations established and authorized to raise money in the name of LACOE or Los Angeles County schools.

Copyright Information

Neither this website nor any element within it, including, without limitation, text, logos, graphics, images, photographs, multimedia features, or other likenesses or materials, may be republished, reposted, retransmitted, or redistributed without the prior express written consent of LACOE eLibrary Services.

Unauthorized usage constitutes trademark and/or copyright infringement. LACOE eLibrary Services may seek legal remedy, including financial compensation, in all cases of unauthorized usage including use by authorized representatives of LACOE for unauthorized purposes.

Third party trademarks, service marks, and logo designs appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners and are used by permission.

Guidelines for Access to LACOE eLibrary Services

You will need an eLibrary Services library card in order to use LACOE eLibrary Services or access its collection(s). You may not use someone else's ID. When you are registering and verifying your account, you must give LACOE eLibrary Services accurate and complete information, including an educational email address. This means that you cannot set up an account using someone else's name or contact information, or a phony name or phony contact information. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account. This means you need to be careful with your ID and passwords. If you find out that someone is using your eLibrary Services account without your permission, you must let us know immediately. We are not liable for any damages or losses caused by someone else using your account. If we (or anyone else) suffer any damage due to the unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable.

Improper use of LACOE eLibrary Services is prohibited. Actual and attempted actions that constitute improper use of LACOE eLibrary Services include, but are not limited to, using the system to:

(1) abuse, intimidate, stalk, threaten or otherwise harass;

(2) transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, incites violence or is otherwise objectionable;

(3) transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other harmful component or malicious code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Portal;

(4) transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters or any other form of solicitation;

(5) impersonate any person or disguise the origin of any transmitted content;

(6) interfere with or disrupt the LACOE eLibrary Services system or servers or networks connected to the system;

(7) obtain resources beyond those authorized or engage in unauthorized entry into the LACOE eLibrary Services system;

(8) degrade the performance of the LACOE eLibrary Services system or cause a security risk;

(9) falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person;

(10) transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit;

(11) access data or information when not authorized; and

(12) undertake LACOE eLibrary Services activity not in accordance with the intended purpose of LACOE eLibrary Services or the terms and conditions stated herein.

Use of LACOE eLibrary Services is also subject to the terms of LACOE’s Acceptable Use Policy.

LACOE eLibrary Services reserves the right to change the terms of use or features available through LACOE eLibrary Services at any time, for any reason and without notice, including the right to terminate LACOE eLibrary Services access or available features. Therefore, it is your responsibility to periodically review these terms and conditions as well as any LACOE eLibrary Services announcements so you will be apprised of any changes.

YOU AGREE THAT LACOE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OR TO YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR TO YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE. IN PARTICULAR, LACOE WILL HAVE NO LIABILTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON THIS SITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW, EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY.

You agree to indemnify and hold LACOE harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms, your use of the website, your accces to information on the website, or your placement of any content onto the website and to fully cooperate in LACOE’s defense against any such claims.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not in any way affect the validity or enforcement of the Terms of Use not deemed invalid or unenforceable.

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any or the ownership, operation or maintenance of the LACOE eLibrary Services website, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Los Angeles County, California as the legal forum for any such dispute.

Contact Information

If you are a LACOE employee, or a K-12 educator or administrator within Los Angeles County, and wish to register for your free eLibrary Services library card, please visit our home page to apply online. To report a technical problem with LACOE eLibrary Services, please email us at els[at]lacoe[dot]edu.

Revised August 2016