Most institutions engaged in the organisation, delivery, accreditation and validation of programmes of Higher Education in Ireland currently hold a licence to cover educational copying with ICLA.
If your institution is involved in the delivery of courses of Higher Education – but does not have an ICLA licence for multiple copying of extracts of licensed material – please contact us.
Terms & Conditions of the HE licence [PDF]
Excluded Works List [PDF] – works which are not subject to the blanket licence and therefore should not be reproduced without explicit permission from the right holder.
The Licence Period for the Higher Education Licence is 1st October to 30th September of each year. Renewal notices will issue in January annually.
In support of the key processes of learning, teaching and research, the Licence facilitates secondary access to content by making lawful the multiple photocopying of extracts of books, journals, magazines and newspapers – within prescribed extent limits – by / for / on behalf of an Educational Institution.
ICLA Higher Education Licence – Temporary Extension (valid until 31st August 2020)
ICLA is delighted to announce that following consultation with publisher stakeholders, it will be temporarily relaxing key terms of the Higher Education Licence, until 31st August, or sooner if institutions re-open, to give academics, libraries and students increased access to learning resources during this difficult period.
ICLA are permitting the use of material on the VLE and other platforms without any further layers of complexity until 31st August 2020. What we would ask is that the institutions, where practicable, keep records of materials used and send that to us as a record of usage data when this period ends.
ICLA will also relax the requirement for the HEIs to own an original – this will enable lecturers to make use of any extract of an original owned personally by them which is not currently in the ownership of the licensed institution. This change is effective up to 31st August 2020 and usage should be monitored though a workflow system.
We have also increased the extent limit for copying from print books so institutions can copy up to 30% or 3 chapters, whichever is the greater, instead of the current 10%. This applies to books published by participating publishers only as listed below.
Important conditions apply:
1. These temporary extent limits apply to print books only, and specifically exclude anthologies, plays or poetry.
2. The changes to licence terms are effective to 30 June 2020. After that date the Licence Terms will revert to the original terms and the copying limit will revert to 10%.
3. All usage will be monitored through the DCS or other approved workflow system provider or reported in full by 31st August 2020.
4. Copying under these temporary arrangements should not substitute for the purchase of original content, including a digital edition of the same book where this is available.
Publishers who have opted in to the temporary increased extent limits for the ICLA HE Licence.
This list will be updated regularly.
|Architectural Technology Services Limited|
|Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation Limited|
|Bloomsbury Academic and Professional|
|Bloomsbury Adult Publishing|
|Bloomsbury Childrens and Educational|
|Bloomsbury Information Limited|
|British Psychological Society|
|British School at Athens|
|Cambridge Philological Society|
|Cambridge University Press|
|Capstone Global Library Limited|
|Colourpoint Creative Limited|
|Crown House Publishing Limited|
|Dunedin Academic Press Limited|
|Eland Publishing Limited|
|Elsevier Books Limited|
|Emerald Publishing Limited|
|Equality and Human Rights Commission|
|European Respiratory Society Journals Limited|
|Field Studies Council Limited|
|Francis Cairns (Publications) Limited|
|Geological Society of London|
|Greenwich Exchange Limited|
|Group for Education in Museums|
|Hall and Stott Publishing Limited|
|Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society|
|Hawthorn Press Limited|
|Hodder and Stoughton Educational Limited|
|Hymns Ancient and Modern Limited|
|Immediate Media Company Limited|
|Infinite Ideas Limited|
|JNCC Support Co|
|John Libbey Publishing Limited|
|John Wiley and Sons|
|Key Publishing Limited|
|Kings College London|
|Kirwin Maclean Associates Limited|
|Kogan Page Limited|
|McGraw-Hill Education (UK) Limited|
|MIT Press Limited|
|Nick Hern Books Limited|
|Northamptonshire Archaeological Society|
|Oxbow Books Limited|
|Oxford Publishing Limited (EDUK)|
|Oxford University Press (Academic)|
|Oxford University Press (ELT)|
|Pearson Education Limited|
|Phoenix Publishing House Limited|
|Pluto Books Limited|
|Reed Business Information Limited|
|Regional Furniture Society|
|RM Education Limited|
|Royal Numismatic Society|
|Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Sage Publications India Pvt Limited|
|Sage Publications Limited|
|School Library Association Limited|
|School of Advanced Study|
|Society of Antiquaries of Scotland|
|Springer Nature (Red Globe Press)|
|Springer Nature BV (Nature)|
|Springer Nature BV (Palgrave Scholarly)|
|Springer Nature BV (Springer)|
|Springer Nature Limited (Macmillan Education)|
|Tarquin Publications Limited|
|Taylor and Francis (Books) Limited|
|Triarchy Press Limited|
|Tyndale House Limited|
|University of Nottingham|
|Watts Writers Limited|
|White Horse Press|
|Wild Goose Publications|
|WIT Press Limited|
|Wolters Kluwer Health (P&E) Limited|