About the Licence

The ICLA Further Education licence provides blanket permissions to copy from millions of books, journals, magazines and newspapers published in Ireland and abroad. This means that the text and images from these works is automatically included in our repertoire and the copyright owner has to specifically request if they wish to exclude a work from the licence

The Licence is fully supportive of blended (classroom and online) learning, including text and images from the internet as well as the full complement of Irish college textbooks.

The further education licence allows you to re-use content in your lectures without having to clear permissions to do so – this has already been done.

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In order to distribute the licence income back to the copyright owners your college may be asked to participate in a data collection exercise. Learn more here

Further Education Licence (S.I. No. 278 of 2020)


Refer to the Excluded Works List for works which are not subject to the blanket licence and therefore should not be reproduced without explicit permission from the right holder.