Check Permissions

Check Permission

Our Check Permissions tool is easy to use, simply enter a search term (title, ISBN, URL, etc.) and your licence sector (different licences have different permissions) and see the results.

If you are having difficulty using the Check Permissions tool, can’t find the title you are looking for, or believe the results returned to be incorrect, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we will be happy to help.

Check Permissions

Useful links

International territories

International repertoire exchange agreements with other countries permit UK licensees to copy legally from foreign magazines, books, journals, and digital publications.

Excluded works

Some categories of published works are not covered by any of CLA's licences.

Included publishers

The list below shows UK digital material publishers that have opted-in to the CLA licences

Step-by-step guides

We have also produced a step-by-step guide that will help you interpret the Check Permissions' results and hopefully give you the confidence to proceed with the knowledge that you have made the right decision.

Higher Education guide

Further Education guide