Annual License - Academic
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Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions

The Annual Copyright License provides the comprehensive coverage colleges and universities need to share information. With the Annual Copyright License, faculty, researchers and other staff members can collaborate freely, while respecting the intellectual property of others.

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Use content in:

  • Coursepacks and classroom handouts
  • Traditional library reserves, e-reserves and course management system postings
  • Internal e-mail and photocopying
  • Research, collaboration and more

Read the License Overview to learn how the license can save you time in clearing copyright permission.


Additional services to meet your institution's needs


Fulfill patron requests for full-text articles in minutes

Get It Now is a cost-effective, always-on service that gives library patrons instant access to valuable journal content from leading publishers -- and it's easy to implement.

Get It Now complements the Annual Copyright License by expanding the permitted uses of content obtained through the service. Institutions that adopt the Annual Copyright License can reuse content obtained through Get It Now in coursepacks, e-reserves, course management system postings, institution emails, and more.

Are you in a university hospital setting?

The Annual Copyright License for University Hospitals is designed to meet the content sharing needs of hospital staff and medical students in clinical and classroom training and reduce the risk of copyright infringement.

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Have questions about the Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions? Click Here, or call us at +1.978.750.8400. option 3.

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CCC Licensees: Please visit the Online Resource Center for helpful tools to help you roll out and implement the Annual Copyright License.

Note: This site is password-protected.


Copyright on Campus

Watch Jane the Librarian as she educates her university colleagues about copyright law.

Copyright on Campus video