Photocopying – Guidance Notes
You will need to select the appropriate form for your request, depending on whether your copies are required for the purposes of commercial research or for non-commercial research or private study. A copyright fee of £12.50 (+ VAT) will be levied for each 'commercial' copy requested, in addition to the normal copying charge. The fee will be passed on to a collecting agency operating on behalf of the rights holders/publishers.
Some copyright material will be exempt from this charge, e.g. publications for which the Geological Society holds the copyright and those publications in the ‘public domain’ e.g. U.S. Geological Survey publications. Library staff are prohibited from copying some material for commercial purposes and where possible we will loan this material for readers to consult. The Copyright Licensing Agency and the British Library have provided some guidelines
on what constitutes commercial copying.
A form must be completed and signed for each article requested for private research copies. Commercial copy requests can also be sent by email. You may wish to fill in your name and address on your master copy before making further copies of the form. Please quote your membership number or the name of the Corporate Affiliate company on the form after your name. A contact telephone number is also useful in case there is a problem with your request.