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Copyright

Detailed guidance on copyright for the researcher is available here. Most photocopying for members of the University is covered by Library Privilege. This applies when you need the photocopy for your private study and research, and for a non-commercial purpose. The main points to note are: 

  • we can only request a copy of one article in each issue of a journal or alternatively, we will try to borrow the whole issue for you or obtain additional articles on payment of a copyright fee - Borrower Services staff can give you more information.
  • if you need a photocopy for a commercial purpose, separate rules apply - A Guide to Commercial Copying gives further information on what constitutes a "commercial purpose".


Copies sent to Queen’s University staff and students are made under "Library Privilege", and may not be further copied, stored electronically, or used for commercial purposes. However, borrowers whose needs are not met by Library Privilege copies may pay an additional copyright fee to the publisher. Two e-vouchers are required for this service (or £9 per article for associate members).