Responding to Covid-19

Now that libraries have moved to providing their services remotely, we've been working hard to support this transition. Our priorities at the moment are securing funding for more e-books for libraries and negotiating with publishers to allow libraries to deliver reading activities online.

Working with the Reading Agency, so far the following publishers we've contacted have agreed to relax their copyright rules during this time. Full details on their conditions for broadcast can be found below. Please do check this as many publishers are requesting prior notice before you can broadcast online.

The highlighted publishers have now agreed to extend these permissions to 31 December.

Allana Max
Andersen Press

Barrington Stoke (30 Nov only)
Bonnier Books
Chicken House
Child’s Play
Dial Books
Egmont Publishing
Faber Children's Books
Flying Eye Books / Nobrow Ltd
Hachette Children's Group (31 October only)
Harper Collins UK
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Little Tiger
Macmillan Children’s Books
Mantra Lingua Limited
Nosy Crow
Otter Barry Books
Penguin Random House / Puffin

Piccadilly Press
Quirk Books

Simon and Schuster
Tiny Owl / Five Quills / Troika / Wacky Bee
Two Hoots
Walker Books

We will update this page as soon as we hear back from other publishers.



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