Permission Requests

University of Toronto 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 and other copyright collectives internationally.

For coursepack use (print or electronic), you may send your request directly to Access Copyright, the Copyright Clearance Center, or your local copyright collective.

Otherwise, to request to reprint material published by UTP in a coursepack, please supply the following details via email to Kiley Venables:

  • 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 enrol
  • If it is to be posted online, access restrictions (password-protected, etc.)
  • A physical mailing address for yourself



For inquiries about publishing material from UTP books, please send a detailed request by email to:

Kiley Venables
Tel: 416-978-2239 ext. 4236
Fax: 416-978-4738


Please include the following in your request:

  • Title of the book
  • Author(s) or editor(s)
  • Year of publication
  • ISBN
  • 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
  • Anticipated publication date
  • Expected number of pages
  • Expected list price
  • Initial print run
  • Publisher
  • Format of your publication (print, ebook, online)
  • A physical mailing address for yourself


Please make sure the material you are requesting is (or was) published by University of Toronto Press; the press cannot grant permission for material published by a department or faculty of the university, or for material in books by other publishers that are distributed by UTP Distribution. Also, note that we cannot grant permission for material for which UTP does not hold copyright; please check the credit lines for images and figures to confirm the rightsholder.

Although we endeavour to respond to every query in a timely manner, it is the responsibility of the requester to submit their request well in advance of the publication of their work. University of Toronto Press does not process rush requests. Requesters should expect a response within 3–5 weeks.


To request permission to reprint an article from a UTP journal, please visit: