When making copies of books or journals at the University, you must comply with copyright law.
The following guides offer information on what you can copy:
- Copyright: a brief guide for new staff (PDF 107kb)
- Copyright Guidelines for Staff (PDF 105kb)
- Copyright and myBU FAQs (PDF 99kb)
If you are unsure please contact the Library Copyright Adviser.
For further information on copyright in relation to Open Access publishing and depositing your research, please see our detailed guide.
Need to convert a file to a more accessible format?
SensusAccess is a self-service system that allows students and staff to convert files into many different formats, including digital Braille, MP3, Daisy and plain text.
Conditions of use
You can make an accessible copy if you own the copyright (e.g. it's your own work), have permission from the copyright holder, if the copyright has expired, or if it's for someone with a print disability. If it’s for someone with a print disability you need to agree that:
- the copy won't be shared with others
- you can't find a commercially available version in an appropriate format.
- you abide by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, Section 31A (Disabled persons: copies of works for personal use).
For further advice, please contact the Library Copyright Adviser.