The Wikipedia Library doesn't have an overarching policy on using resource-sharing process like the Resource Exchange (en:w:WP:RX), which is a great and long-established service volunteers in our community provide to share individual copies of resources with other Wikipedia editors for a non-commercial, educational, purpose. It is common practice both on Wikipedia and in other research communities to share individual sources with research collaborators who need or request access.
We cannot give legal advice on how to use partner sources or discuss all of the individual cases in which a source could or should not be shared. We value the judgement of editors using donated access to do so in a way that improves Wikipedia and doesn't carelessly jeopardize our partnerships or incur personal legal risks.
Here are some general tips if you decide to share content:
- Check the specific partner page and Terms of Service, to see what expectations and/or limitations have been placed on access to a partner's resources.
- Share content in a limited manner that is targeted at as few individuals as possible to achieve a specific improvement on Wikipedia.
- Do not share your entire login access; share only an individual copy of a resource.
- Share copies privately through email rather than with a publicly viewable link.
- Recognize that you take on the individual risk when sharing content, and act in a way that is comfortable and safe for you.