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Check Permissions

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

Check Permissions

Our Check Permissions search tool lets you see what you can copy, share or re-use legally with a CLA licence.

This search facility accesses our comprehensive database of over 17 million publications  to show what is covered under each type of CLA licence as well as NLA media access education licences.

Start your search here

1. Begin by entering a term, or a number of terms, into the search box above. 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)

2. To ensure you get a result that is accurate for your licence type, you must select the correct sector from the drop down list at the top left of the results page, under the heading 'Show Results by Licence Sector'.


3. You can filter to refine your search using the 'Publication type', 'Country of Publication' or 'Publisher' facets in the left hand column . 


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. 


Step-by-Step Guides

We have also produced a step-by-step guide that will help you interpret the Check Permissions results and hopefully give you the confidence to proceed in the knowledge that you have made the right decision.

You can download the Higher Education guide here

You can download the Further Education guide here



International Territories

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