Copyright and commercial use
Photocopying material in the library
Copying from print materials for a commercial purpose is subject to the CLA's Library Licence scheme. The scheme requires the completion of a form and a charge of £12.30. The copying of articles or chapters may be subject to exceptions and exclusions.
Copying for commercially-funded research
Provisions under the CLA HE Licence do permit photocopies and digitised copies to be made for the purpose of a university's commercially funded research, eg a contract or collaborative research project, or consultancy. Costs for such use are now covered in the University's licence subscription.
Accessing electronic content
The library subscribes to many electronic journals, e-book providers, and databases which are subject to their own licence terms and conditions. These subscriptions are generally negotiated for educational use and non-commercial research purposes only.
If access is required for commercial use, it is prudent to make contact with the service provider and to negotiate a special agreement for a period of time. Keep a written record of this agreement.