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CLA UUK/GuildHE Higher Education Licence

Covers copying from books, magazines, journals and websites

We offer two versions of this licence, one for Independent institutions and one for State institutions.

The following information applies to both licences. 

The licence provides annual blanket permissions to copy and reuse content from print and digital publications.

  • Make copies from digital and print books, magazines, journals and websites
  • Share copies with students and staff
  • Store copies on your intranet
  • Copy up to one article, chapter or 10% of the total, whichever is greater
  • Copy publications from the UK plus 38 international territories

With this licence, you will have access to other services we have developed specially for higher education.

Digital Content Store (DCS)

The Digital Content Store (DCS) is included in the cost of the HE Licence. This service is an innovative web based platform that combines a searchable repository of book and journal extracts with an online workflow system. This service enables you to create course packs and automates workflows while eliminating the need for census reporting. Find out more

You can read more information in our:

Terms and Conditions for State institutions

Terms and Conditions for Independent institutions

Summary of Changes made from 1 August 2019

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Second Extract Permissions Service

Our standard licence lets an institution copy a limited extract from a published work – e.g. a single chapter from a book or 10%. This service offers institutions the option to buy permissions on a pay as-you-go basis for an additional amount – a ‘second extract’ – e.g. another chapter from the book or another 10%. Find out more

Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service

Buy copyright fee-paid and high quality outsourced scans using this streamlined document supply service provided by the British Library and CLA. Find out more

Optional Coverage for Overseas Campus-Based Students

Following a five-year Pilot and on-going negotiations with CNAC, CLA is now delighted to include in its HE Licence an option for HEIs to cover any or all overseas campus-based students (‘OCBS’) they may have. Please refer to the documents below for further information.

OCBS Guidelines

Optional OCBS coverage - Declaration Form 2021-22

licence documents

See higher education licence support documents

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