If a work that you wish to copy from under the licence is not available for purchase in the marketplace at a reasonable commercial price then licenceholders may apply to us for permission to copy a proportion of the work in excess of the licence’s standard limit 10% or one chapter. This is intended for situations where a copy of the work is held by the licenceholder but in insufficient quantities for teaching or library purposes.
For an application to be successful we must be able to verify that the work is not available for purchase. If the work is available from another source, in a later edition, or in another format, then it cannot be reasonably regarded as being unavailable. A work can reasonably be regarded as being out of print if it is stated to be out of print on a publishers or supplier’s website, or if it is only available second-hand.
Contact us if you’re unsure whether a set of circumstances would fit these criteria. To apply to copy using the out of print copying service please send the following information to email@example.com:
- The date of the request
- Institution name and contact person
- The work’s title, ISBN, author, publisher, year and country of publication
- Evidence that the work is out of print or otherwise not available
- Page range to be copied, number of copies, and total number of pages in the entire work
- Course name, paper number, period of time (e.g. “semester 1”) that the material will be made available to students; if the period spans more than a single semester then a separate request should be made for each semester or teaching period.
Please note that requests to copy an edition of a work that is out of print when a subsequent edition is available cannot be approved.