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Support for Teaching: Offprints


Requesting Photocopied Offprints

Photocopies of journal articles and book chapters are currently held under licence as ‘offprints’ in the Library’s short loan collections. The Library aims to replace these photocopies as far as possible with scanned readings requested for Queen’s Online.

However, current licensing arrangements only allow the Library to scan and store UK and US-published journal articles and book extracts.

A photocopy offprint must be requested if you wish the Library to hold extracts from books and journals published outside of the UK and US.

To meet the conditions of the copying licence held by the university, any photocopies made must be copies of:

  • print originals owned by the university, or
  • ‘copyright cleared’ copies requested from the British Library through the Inter-Library loans Service.

In addition:

  • each extract must be no more than 10% or one whole chapter of a book; or no more than one article from a single issue of a journal.

A maximum of 3 copies of each offprint may be placed on short loan.

Please complete an offprint form when requesting that an offprint be added to the short loan collection. These are available from the appropriate Issue Desk.

For books and journals which are held in the library:

Bring the completed form, to the library issue desk for photocopying and processing. (The library will incur the cost of up to 3 copies of each extract).

If you prefer to photocopy the item yourself, the library can accept these providing the library holds the book or journal.

For books and journals which are not held by the library:

If the library does not hold the item you require, it can be obtained as a copyright cleared copy, subject to meeting normal constraints on licensed copying (one article from a journal issue or one book chapter). Complete a library offprint form for each extract.

Send the completed form(s) to the Inter-library Loan desk in the appropriate Library, together with 2 Inter-library Loan vouchers to cover the cost of a copyright-cleared copy.