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Higher Education Licence terms amended until July 2021 to help sector deal with difficulties due to COVID-19

29th January 2021

CLA is delighted to announce that in recognition of the ongoing challenges facing Higher Education Institutions, and following consultation with its members and educational publishers, we have temporarily amended the terms of the Higher Education Licence to give academics, libraries and students increased access to learning resources during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • We have increased the extent limit for copying from print books so institutions can copy up to 20% or 2 chapters, whichever is the greater, instead of the current 10%. This applies to books published by participating publishers only.

We believe that this initiative from CLA and its members, with acknowledgement to the generosity of educational publishers, provides the much-needed support and flexibility that higher education institutions need to deliver high quality learning to students, whether on campus or remotely, during this academic year.

Please see the dedicated web page for full details of the terms and conditions and a full list of all the participating publishers.