Rights and Permissions

Douglas Hildebrand, Director and Publisher, handles all rights requests for University of Alberta Press.
Tel: 780.492.0717
Email: dhildebr(at)ualberta.ca


University of Alberta Press has licensed the granting of permission for most of its photocopying requests to Access Copyright (the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency), and through it, the Copyright Clearance Center in the USA.

If you wish to copy material comprising less than 20 percent of a book published by University of Alberta Press, you may send your request directly to Access Copyright or the Copyright Clearance Center.

Access Copyright
Tel: 416.868.1620
Toll-Free: 1.800.893.5777
Fax: 416.868.1621

Copyright Clearance Center (USA)
Tel: 978.750.8400
Fax: 978.750.8600

Course Packs
To request to reprint material published by University of Alberta Press in a course pack, please first contact Access Copyright. Our materials also reside in various academic and course pack databases.

When contacting University of Alberta Press for permission to reproduce material in a course pack, we will need to know:

  • Name of course
  • Name of instructor
  • Name of institution where course is to be offered
  • Semester for which the request is being made
  • Number of students expected to enroll
  • If it is to be posted online, access restrictions (password-protected, etc.)
  • A physical mailing address for yourself

Alternate Format Requests

University of Alberta Press provides PDF or accessible epub files of our books for students or other readers with print disabilities. Such requests must be made by an appropriate institution, who confirm that the student or user has provided proof of purchase. Please contact:

Cathie Crooks
Tel: 780.492.5820
Email: ccrooks(at)ualberta.ca

Please provide:

  • Name of the institution
  • Name and dates of the course for which the text is required
  • Confirmation of proof of purchase

Other Requests

Please contact Douglas Hildebrand regarding any other permission inquiries:

Tel: 780.492.0717
Email: dhildebr(at)ualberta.ca

Please include the following in your request:

  • Title of the book
  • Author(s) or Editor(s)
  • Year of Publication
  • ISBN Number
  • Pages requested
  • Title of chapter (if the book is a collection)
  • Name of contributor (if the book is a collection)

And the details on your proposed publication:

  • Title of your work
  • Publication date
  • Expected number of pages
  • Expected list price
  • Initial print run
  • Publisher or Web Address
  • Year of publication
  • Format of your publication (print or electronic or both)
  • If requesting electronic rights, indicate either eBook, online
  • A physical mailing address for yourself

Image or Figure Permissions

Check the book to make sure the image or figure you wish to reproduce has not been credited to another source, either on the page, on the copyright page, or in a credit section of the publication. University of Alberta Press can only authorize material for which it holds the copyright.

Covers and Book Data

Retailers, wholesalers, media, event promoters, and authors may download and reproduce covers without requesting permission as long as the covers are not changed in any way.