This site is no longer maintained
This website should only be accessed for School Messenger, SIS or planning agents information.


The law protects copyright owners against theft or abuse of their work.  Copyright owners include:

  • authors
  • producers
  • publishers
Continue reading

It is against the law to use or copy someones work without their permission. The only exception is if you are using it for research or private study (for a non-commercial purpose).

The guidelines below show the amount of information you can copy from each piece of work. As a general rule you are not allowed to make more than one copy. You should only copy a reasonable proportion of the whole work.

  • Books/Pamphlets/Reports
    No more than 5% of the whole work
  • Periodicals/Magazines
    Maximum of one article from any one issue
  • Ordnance Survey Maps
    Four copies of one extract, not exceeding A4 size. No copies are allowed for planning applications
  • Sheet Music
    No copies may be made in this library for any purpose. There are specific exemptions for visually-impaired persons, please ask staff for details.

It is against the law under the EU Copyright Directive to copy and make money from someones work.  If you wish to use a piece of work you will need to get permission from the copyright owner or pay a copyright fee.

Library users are no longer able to make copies of information if it is for a commercial purpose. This also includes research or study for a commercial purpose. This was previously allowed under the "fair dealing" or "library privileges" exceptions.

Find out more on the Copyright Licensing Agency website.

Keep the copyright law - it is your responsibility!