Skip to main content

We use cookies on this site to help us provide a better service. By navigating the site you are accepting the cookies
See our cookie policy for more details.

Check Permissions

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

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 for 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 

Enquire Now

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

Overseas Campus-Based Students (OCBS) Pilot


This Pilot is again being extended, until 31 July 2019, after which it is hoped a new optional licence add-on will become available. The Pilot terms will be the same as for 2017-18. Invitations to participate will be sent, and support materials uploaded here, at the beginning of September. Please see the resources below for further information.

Invitation to Participate

Participation Statement 

OCBS Guidelines

Specimen Declaration Form

Specimen Digital Form

NLA Education Establishment Licence

Covers copying from regional and national newspapers


CLA is the exclusive provider of UK education licences for NLA media access.

This licence provides annual permissions to copy and reuse print and digital news content.

  • Make copies from UK national newspapers plus 5 regional titles
  • Upload and store copies of news articles on an intranet
  • Email copies to students and staff

With this licence you will have access to optional add-on services and licence extensions that you can purchase at additional cost

Paper Additional Cover
Photocopy and share newspaper material in, for instance a weekly press pack

Digital Additional Cover
Share articles received from an external press cuttings supplier

Web Media Monitoring Licence
Receive and share alerts and links to content on publisher websites. Find out more about this Licence in the Terms and Conditions

Corporate Website Republishing Licence
Publish news articles, including headlines, text extracts and PDFs to your website and social media. Find out more about this Licence in the Terms and Conditions.

Read our user guide to find out what you can do with a basic NLA licence and its add-ons. The user guide can be downloaded, printed and displayed as needed.

See a List of newspapers and specialist titles that are covered by NLA media access licences.

See Price List and Guidance 2018.

For more information, read the Terms and Conditions.

Enquire Now

HE Webinar Programme

Our programme of webinars for Higher Education is now online! Watch one of our webinars today. 

Watch a webinar

Already a customer?

If you are a registered Licence Coordinator or Service User you can sign in to see your account details. 

Sign in

If you haven't yet got your sign in details, please contact us.
 

licence documents

See higher education licence support documents

Subscribe to our mailing list

We send emails from time-to-time containing news about licences, products, events and competitions. If you would like to receive them, please subscribe here.