Rights & Permissions

If you wish to copy, photocopy, or in any way reproduce any part of the material in Oxford books – whether it be text, illustrations, diagrams or graphics - you must apply for permission to do so. This is so that you comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act and ensure that the authors of Oxford books receive the revenue due to them for their intellectual property.

Text Requests

Requests for text usage from our publications are handled by our internal permissions department. If you want to use any texts from Oxford books:

Photocopying Requests

Oxford uses DALRO to administer requests for photocopying. DALRO is The Dramatic Artists' and Literary Rights Organisation.

If you want to copy parts of Oxford books, you must obtain a licence. To do this:

DALRO contact details:
  • Email
  • Fax +27 (0)8 6658 6299
  • Telephone 086 12 DALRO or +27 (0)11 712 8000
  • Postal address: P.O. Box 31627, Braamfontein, 2017

DALRO will then advise you if the amount you wish to copy is permissible, and quote you the charge for doing so. You will receive confirmation in writing.
If the material is not the copyright of Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, DALRO is mandated by most publishers and authors worldwide to administer their reprographic reproduction rights and issue licences.

Here is some useful information about what the Copyright Act permits you or does not permit you to do. Follow this link:

Copyright Act regarding photocopying