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Higher Education Licence terms amended until July 2021 to help sector deal with difficulties due to COVID-19

CLA is delighted to announce that in recognition of the ongoing challenges facing Higher Education Institutions, and following consultation with its members and educational publishers, we have temporarily amended the terms of the Higher Education Licence to give academics, libraries and students increased access to learning resources during the 2020-21 academic year. 

  • We have increased the extent limit for copying from print books so institutions can copy up to 20% or 2 chapters, whichever is the greater, instead of the current 10%. This applies to books published by participating publishers only.

See the Higher Education Licence Amendment Addendum

We believe that this initiative from CLA and its members, with acknowledgement to the generosity of educational publishers, provides the much-needed support and flexibility that higher education institutions need to deliver high quality learning to students, whether on campus or remotely, during this academic year.

Important conditions apply

  1. This amendment applies only where no digital edition is available through commercial channels. Please see our FAQs around works that are commercially available in digital format here.
  2. These temporary extent limits apply to print books published by participating publishers only, and specifically exclude anthologies, plays or poetry.
  3. The changes to licence terms are effective to 31 July 2021. After that date the Licence Terms will revert to the original terms and the copying limit will revert to 10%.
  4. All usage will be monitored through the DCS or other approved workflow system provider and all extracts uploaded under this special provision must be removed from the DCS or equivalent system by 31 July 2021 at the latest.
  5. Copying under these temporary arrangements should not substitute for the purchase of original content, including a digital edition of the same book where this is available.

List of participating publishers (197 opt-ins)

ACC Art Books Limited
Adamson Publishing Limited
Allison and Busby Limited
Ancient Monuments Society
Anness Publishing
Archaeological and Architectural Society of Durham and Northumberland
Archbishops Council
Archetype Publications Limited
Architectural Technology Services Limited
Archive Publishing
Art Monthly Foundation
Association for Family Therapy Limited
Association for Physical Education
Association for Scottish Literary Studies Limited
Association of Teachers of Mathematics Limited
Benediction Classics Limited
Berghahn Books Limited
Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation Limited
BioScientifica Limited
Birlinn Limited
Bloomsbury (all imprints)
Bodleian Library Publishing
Borthwick Publications - University of York
Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Bristol University Press
British Institute of International and Comparative Law Limited
British Psychological Society
British School at Athens
British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Burlington Magazine Publications Limited
C Hurst & Co Publishers Limited
C Realisations 2011 Limited
Cambridge Philological Society
Cambridge Scholars Publishing Limited
Cambridge University Press
Capstone Global Library Limited
Carcanet Press Limited
Centre for Economic Policy Research
CG Jung Club London
Channel View Publications Limited
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Child Poverty Action Group
Colin Smythe Limited
Colourpoint Creative Limited
CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy
Critical Publishing Limited
Crown House Publishing Limited
Dance Books Limited
Design Council
Eland Publishing Limited
Emerald Publishing Limited
English Association
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equinox Publishing Limited - Books
European Respiratory Society Journals Limited
Evangelical Press
Exeter Press Limited
FB and C Limited
Field Studies Council Limited
Fordham University Press
Francis Boutle Publishers
Francis Cairns (Publications) Limited
Garth Publishing Services
Geological Society of London
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Greenwich Exchange Limited
Group for Education in Museums
Hadrian Books Limited
Hall and Stott Publishing Limited
Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society
Hawthorn Press Limited
Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
Hymns Ancient and Modern Limited
Hyphen Press
Immediate Media Company Limited
Imprint Academic Limited
Incorporated Society for Psychical Research
Institute of Art and Law Limited
Intellect Limited
International In House Counsel Journal Limited
IOP Publishing Limited
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Limited
JNCC Support Co
John Libbey Publishing Limited
John Wiley and Sons
Kevin Mayhew Limited
Kings College London
Kogan Page Limited
Lantern Publishing Limited
Laurence King Publishing Limited
Law Society of Scotland
Legal Action Group Limited
Lion Hudson Limited
Liverpool University Press
LSA Publications
Luath Press Limited
Lund Humphries Publishers Limited
Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Mac Keith Press Limited
Maghreb Review
Management Pocketbooks Limited
Manchester University Press
Marion Boyars Publishers Limited
Mathematical Association
McGraw-Hill Education (UK) Limited
MIT Press Limited
Modern Humanities Research Association
Nick Hern Books Limited
Northamptonshire Archeological Society
Oldcastle Books Limited
Open University Press Limited
Optimus Professional Publishing Limited
O'Reilly UK Limited
Oxford Publishing Limited (Academic) (OUP)
Oxford Publishing Limited (EDUK)
Oxford University Press (ELT)
Pan Macmillan
Panaf Limited TA Panaf Books
PCCS Books Limited
Pearson UK Ltd
Pen and Sword Books Limited
Phaidon Press Limited
Pinter and Martin Limited
Pluto Books Limited
Practical Action Publishing Limited
RCN Publishing Company Limited
Reaktion Books Limited
Reed Business Information Limited
Regional Furniture Society
RIBA 1834 Limited
RM Education Limited
Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Royal Numismatic Society
Royal Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
SAGE (all imprints)
Sage Publications India Pvt Limited
Saint Andrew Press
Salt Publishing
Scarlet Press Limited
Scholastic Limited
School Library Association Limited
School of Advanced Study
Scion Publishing Limited
Scottish History Society
Scottish Society for Northern Studies
Scottish Text Society
Seagull Books London Limited
Search Press Limited
Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Sort Of Limited
Spiramus Press Limited
SpringerNature (all imprints)
Tarquin Publications Limited
Tate Enterprises Limited
Taylor & Francis (all imprints)
Technical and Educational Services Limited
Thimble Press
Thomas Telford Limited
Triarchy Press Limited
Troubador Publishing Limited
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
University Library, University of Leeds
University of Bath - Journal of Economics Policy and Transport
University of Glasgow Press
University of Illinois Press
University of Law Limited
University of Michigan Press
University of Nottingham
University of Reading
University of St Andrews
University of Strathclyde
University of Wales Press
Viking Society for Northern Research
Virgil Society
Warburg Institute, University of London
Watts Writers Limited
White Cockade Publishing
White Horse Press
Whiting & Birch Limited
Wildy and Sons Limited
WIT Press Limited
Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Company
Wolters Kluwer Health
Wordsworth Editions Limited
Worth Publishing Limited
Writers and Readers Limited
Wyrd Wise
Yale Representation Limited

Additional permissions clearance services

  • The Second Extract Permissions Service will continue to be available throughout the 2020-2021 academic year as required when more than 10% is needed
  • If the 20% extension cannot be used due to the availability of a digital edition, or because the publisher has chosen not to participate, it is quick and easy to get a quote for permission to use an additional chapter from SEPS


licence documents

See higher education licence support documents