Copying Books and Journals for Class Purposes
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education licence
The University has a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education licence which allows additional copying for educational purposes beyond that which is allowed under the Act.
print material only.
This does not cover:
AV material, maps, newspapers or electronic sources (including databases) – these are licensed separately.
The licence allows multiple copies to be made for students – one per student + one for the lecturer – with the following restrictions:
a single or several extract(s) from a published edition totalling no more than 5% of the whole work
one chapter in a book
one article in a journal or a set of conference proceedings
up to ten pages of one short story or poem in an anthology
one whole single case in a set of judicial proceedings
diagrams, illustrations, drawings, photographs and other graphic works may be copied either alone or as part of the above limits, provided they are copied from licensed material
acetates and OHP transparencies may be copied for class use.
The CLA licence includes the following restrictions:
material may NOT be stored in digital format unless scanned by library staff
copies must NOT be sold or hired
not all publishers, publications or countries are covered under the licence – please see the CLA Excluded Categories and Works List
. This is available from the Photocopy Centre service desk and the Document Delivery Office (ML013)
photocopying guidance can also be found next to the photocopiers.
Works from some US publishers can be copied under a reciprocal agreement.
More information about participating US publishers on the CLA website
For information on scanning copies, please see our scanning for class purposes page.