Permissions to Use HUP Material
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
Harvard University Press has partnered with Bookshare to create and distribute alternative formats of HUP books. New titles are prepared by Bookshare on a seasonal basis, and backlist titles not already on their list can be requested by special order. If you need help, please contact Bookshare directly at (650) 352-0198.
For a more comprehensive answer, see “How can I get an HUP work in an alternative format for use by those with print-related disabilities?” in our FAQ.
General Reproduction of Quotes, Excerpts, or Other Portions or Elements
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
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for which you have NOT yet received a response from HUP, but for which you now realize contains omissions, errors, our outdated information, please re-submit your application using the form above, but choose “A replacement for a previous application” in the first question.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.
Following up to Clarify, Amend, or Cancel (Requires an HUP Reference Number)
Please use the following form if the Permissions Department has contacted you for any reason regarding your application and you need to respond—e.g., to submit a clarification we have specifically requested; to amend a license or invoice we’ve already issued you; or to cancel a license that we have already issued you. To use this form, you will need an HUP Reference Number.Permissions Follow-up Form
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