Under the Licence, all registered students and members of staff can make copies, including honorary members of staff and visiting academics. If you are seeking to make digital copies, please see details of the Library's Digitisation Service.
The Licence - subject to terms and conditions - allows you to copy text and still images from:
Print publications owned by the University including:
books, journals/periodicals/magazines, law reports and conference proceedings published in the UK plus many overseas publications
Digital publications owned or subscribed to by the University including:
E-books, E-journals and some free-to-view and subscription websites
If in doubt use the CLA Check Permissions tool to see if a UK publication or overseas publication is covered by the Licence.
None of the following are covered by the Licence and can't be copied:
Under the fair dealing provisions of the 1988 Act the amount that can be copied is undefined.
However, the CLA Licence sets out clear limitations on the proportions of a work that can be copied. You can copy up to the following amount for each course/module:
One whole chapter from a book
One whole article from a magazine/journal issue
One whole paper from a set of conference proceedings
One whole report of a single case from a volume of judicial proceedings
One whole scene from a play
One short story, poem or play (not exceeding 10 pages in length) from an anthology
Or 10% of the total publication of any of the above, whichever is the greater.
Some points to bear in mind
Editions of a work: you can copy from any edition of a published work but NOT more than 10% (or one chapter, article) from different editions of the same publication.
Parts or sections of a book: although not called chapters if they appear similar to a chapter in content, then you can copy the whole part or section as for a chapter
Notes and/or references: if integral to a chapter or article (usually at end of book or journal) they should be treated as part of that chapter or article
Blank pages and advertisements: these can be omitted when calculating 10% of any extract to be copied
Short chapters or articles: if two chapters or articles comprise less than 10% of the total publication, both can be copied
Digital copies: there is no limit to the number of times a digital copy can be opened and viewed on screen
You can make and distribute copies for registered students and members of staff at the University associated with a particular course or module. This includes all campus based students and distance learners, but not overseas students.
You can make as many paper copies that are required so that each student studying a course/module, and tutors teaching it, have access to a copy.
The CLA licence allows you to make paper copies and digital copies: