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.
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 March 2021.
Andersen Press (no longer granting permissions but have made their own assets available for libraries until 30 June 2021)
Faber Children's Books
Flying Eye Books / Nobrow Ltd
Hachette Children's Group
Harper Collins Children's Books (until 30 June 2021)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Macmillan Children’s Books
Mantra Lingua Limited
Otter Barry Books
Penguin Random House / Puffin (until 30 June 2021)
Simon and Schuster
Tiny Owl / Five Quills / Troika / Wacky Bee
We will update this page as soon as we hear back from other publishers.
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