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Check Permissions

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

Second Extract Permissions Service

The Second Extract Permissions Service is our time-saving solution that allows customers to buy additional permissions on a pay-as-you-go basis.

"We have found the CLA Second Extract Permission Service very easy to use. The ‘traffic light’ system clearly shows whether a second extract is available and it is useful to be able to check the price before committing to the purchase.” - Sharon Cocker, Learning Resources Section, University Library, University of Sheffield 


What is it?

Currently, with a CLA Higher Education Licence a Higher Education Institution (HEI) can copy a limited extract from a published work – the ‘first extract’ – e.g. a single chapter from a book or 10%.

With the Second Extract Permissions Service, we offer HEIs the option to buy permission to copy and use an additional amount – a ‘second extract’ – e.g. another chapter from the book or another 10%.

Our solution takes away the pains of negotiating with costly third-party agents or  dealing with the publisher directly, which can be a time-consuming process with uncertain results.

We’ve worked with copyright owners to be able to offer this streamlined service, helping HEIs to use additional content as and when they need it.


How does it work?

Any licensed HEI can register and set up an account, entirely free of charge. Once your account is set up, you can start buying permissions to copy Second Extracts via the Check Permissions tool on the CLA website from participating publishers!

Second Extract Permissions are priced per page, per student by each publisher, and a flat service fee of £4 is applied for each transaction.

Note for existing usersWe have recently moved to a new system and the way our Second Extract Permissions Service invoices look has changed. These invoices are no longer itemised so they should be viewed in conjunction with the transaction history, which you can view when logging in here:

Your username is the same as your email address or the generic email address that was used to set up your login for this service. You can reset your password by clicking on the ‘Forgotten password’ link anytime.  If you have any questions on this, please get in touch.

Invoices are issued monthly and include a total of charges for all transactions from the previous month. We can add one PO number per monthly invoice.


How do I get started?

To get set up, you simply have to download and print the agreement, sign it and post it to us at:

CLA, 5th Floor, Shackleton House, 4 Battlebridge Lane, London, SE1 2HX

Or scan and email it to

If you want to know more about the service and how it works before you get started 

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