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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 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

Summary of Changes for the New Higher Education Licence 2019-2022

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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 2019-20

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.

Price Lists and Guidance

2019/20 Price List and Guidance

For more information, read the Terms and Conditions.

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HE Webinar Programme

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

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