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Text & Images - non-digital

Photocopying and Scanning

The University holds a licence with the Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA) for the photocopying and scanning (subject to licence terms) of text and images in print form. The licence allows staff to make multiple photocopies of limited amounts of text and images from resources owned by the University and distribute these copies to students on their courses. The CLA requires a detailed audit of all scanned material to be undertaken on an annual basis, so it is essential that you contact the Library before scanning to ensure compliance. The Library offers a free, high quality scanning service and are in a position to clear copyright for works which are not covered by the terms of the licence. 


Photocopying text and images - see  Copying: what is allowed? 

Scanning text and images: see Scanning course materials


This licence does not cover the copying of text or images from the Internet; see Electronic Information & Internet Resources for details of what you can do with Internet resources. You are also not allowed to photocopy or scan sheet music (including lyrics), maps, charts, books of tables, tests and examination papers and workbooks.

Newspapers are covered under a separate licence - see Copying newspaper articles using the NLA licence

If you have a query on or want to copy maps, see Maps, atlases and gazetteers for more information.

Making Accessible Copies for Visually Impaired and Disabled Persons

The CLA licence allows for the making of an accessible copy where a person is unable to read or access the original because of a disability or visual impairment. This is only permitted where the work is not commercially available in the required accessible format.  


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Contact a Liaison Librarian for assistance with scanning

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