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Permissions for teaching materials

Copying course materials from printed sources

When you, as a student or teacher, copy texts from printed sources to be used in teaching you should follow the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) agreement which has been reached between Bonus Copyright Access and SUHF (The Association of Swedish Higher Education). This means that you are allowed to copy no more than 15 pages, and a maximum of 15% of one publication. For more copies a permission is needed.

Click here to find the Bonus Copyright Agreement (PDF)

Digital teaching materials

The Bonus Copyright Agreement also covers the use of digital texts unless a license agreement with the publisher is in place.

You are allowed to save the text in a closed digital forum. Please note that the limitations of 15 pages from a page, still holds for digital material that are either freely available or licensed.

Click here to read more about the agreement (PDF).

For texts with more than 15 pages, the alternative is to link to an online version. If the text is in a licensed collection, a special link with a login can be created. Contact the library if you need help with this. 

Sharing teaching materials

You can share a copied text to a limited group as a print copy or in digital format. It is permitted to convert the format, for example by scanning. The same rules apply, no more than 15 pages, and a maximum of 15% of one publication before you need to seek permission. You can only share in a closed network - for example, a teaching platform or via e-mail to a limited student group.

Help to seek permission

If you as a teacher want to copy or share more than 15 pages form a publication, you can contact the library for help with seeking permission from publishers and authors.


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