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Check Permissions

Find out what can be copied, shared or re-used under your licence.

Check Permissions

The Check Permissions search tool lets you see what can be copied, shared or re-used legally with a CLA licence.

The search facility accesses our comprehensive database of over 16 million publications and shows what is covered under any given CLA licence as well as NLA media access education licences and the Schools Printed Music Licence.

Start your search here

To search and find a publication, begin by entering a term, or a number of terms, into the search box. You can choose to enter any of the following terms:

  • The title of a publication

  • a contributor (author) name

  • a website URL;

  • an ISBN or ISSN identifier (recommended)

If you have our CLA mobile app you can scan a barcode to search.

If you are having difficulty using the Check Permissions tool, can’t find the title you are looking for or believe the results returned to be incorrect, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we will be happy to help. 



International Territories

Use these links to check what can be copied under your higher education licence