Permissions to Use HUP Material

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HUP authors: For help on how to obtain permission to reproduce verse, prose, art, maps, etc. in your own work, please refer to our manuscript preparation guidelines.

Welcome to the Harvard University Press Permissions page. Here you can learn more about requesting permission to use HUP material in your project as well as submit an online application for permission.

If you are new to requesting permission from HUP, or if it has been some time since your last request, we encourage you to read our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions that will provide you with all the information you need to successfully submit an application, including turnaround times, pricing, and how to reach us.

Specifically, we ask that new applicants think carefully about whether the request should be directed to the Permissions Department or whether another department would be more appropriate.

Classroom Uses (Course Packets and Electronic Reserve)

Harvard University Press is proud to partner with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for classroom permissions licensing. Please apply directly to the CCC to use HUP material in a teaching setting.

Alternative Formats for Use by Those with Print-Related Disabilities

Digital copies of HUP titles suitable for use by students with print-related disabilities can be obtained from Bookshare and Learning Ally in the United States and RNIB Bookshare in the United Kingdom. Titles not currently available on their lists can be requested by special order through their respective websites.

For individuals who rely upon the accessibility features of a consumer eBook-reading device, all HUP eBooks have Text-to-Speech enabled. HUP eBooks are available for sale at many popular eBook retailers.

General Reproduction of Quotes, Excerpts, or Other Portions or Elements

New Applications

To submit an application for permission to use HUP material, please use the form below. If you are new to requesting permission from HUP, we especially encourage you to read “Things to Consider before Applying” and “Submitting an Application” in our FAQ before you begin the application form. Information about what details we require from you, permissions licensing policies, turnaround times, follow-up, and more can also be found in the FAQ.

Permissions Application Form
Replacement Applications

If you recently submitted an application for which you have NOT yet received a response from HUP, but for which you now realize contains omissions, errors, our outdated information, please re-submit your application using the form above, but choose “A replacement for a previous application” in the first question. In the Summary of Corrections field, indicate clearly that this is a resubmission of an application already submitted and supply a concise description of why you are replacing your previously submitted application.

Marking your application as a “Replacement Application” and completing a summary of changes directs the Permissions Department to discard any previous versions of your application that are still pending in our system. All “Replacement Applications” we receive are assumed to be full and complete (freestanding); we do not chain together multiple partial applications for the same work and use. For more information, please see “Making Changes after You’ve Applied (but before You’ve Been Granted a License)” in our FAQ.

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