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Reading Lists

A guide to using the Reading Lists Online service.

Digital Copies

When an article or a chapter is not available through one of our subscriptions, the Library will try to supply copyright-compliant copies of the items that can be added as a link to the reading lists.

To provide this service the College annually purchases the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Higher Education Comprehensive License. This allows Library staff to make scans of material held in the library, or request a copyright-fee-paid digital copy from the British Library of material not held at Royal Holloway. 

Extracts are available both on and off campus and there is no limit to the number of students who can access a particular extract at one time.

Uploading content such as PDFs of articles or books to Moodle, without going through the Digital Copies service, even content the college subscribes to or owns, breaches the CLA license and copyright law. 

The following link provides more information about the Digital Copies service

Requesting Digital Copies

Once you submit your reading list, book chapters or articles marked as essential or recommended will be automatically checked to see if they are suitable for a Digital Copy. Suitable requests will be passed on to the Digital Copies team to create the digital copy.

When the Digital Copy is ready, the link will be added to the relevant item on the reading list and the list will be published.

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