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BCIT copyright license agreements include:

  • the expanded Access Copyright License which covers print and digital copying within specified limits
  • BCIT Library Licenses (pertaining to material from databases like Ebscohost and Proquest)
  • reproduction agreements with individual publishers/creators.

If the work is not covered by a copyright license agreement you may wish to:

  • contact to obtain copyright clearance (note the rightsholder may charge a fee)
  • obtain copyright permission yourself – we have a copyright permission request template for your convenience
  • get in touch with your subject librarian for assistance in finding a substitute work that is covered by a license

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