PSI Regulations

The Library is required to comply with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. This regulates how information it holds or creates is made available for re-use.

Statement of Public Task

This statement sets out the functions carried out by the Bodleian Libraries that are within the Libraries' public task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

The Bodleian Libraries advances learning, research and innovation from the heart of the University of Oxford through curating, collecting and unlocking the world’s information.

Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (Ireland) and the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013, the Bodleian Library acts as a deposit library entitled to claim printed and electronic works published in the United Kingdom.

This statement of public task is reviewed in tandem with the review of the Bodleian Libraries strategic plan and is due to be considered again in 2022. 


In an effort to make portions of our collections open to a wide variety of users from around the world for learning, teaching and research, the Bodleian Libraries have been digitizing library content for nearly twenty years. The result is over 650,000 freely available digital objects.

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Exclusive licensing arrangements

Nichols Newspapers Collection

Material: 17th and 18th Century archive of Nichols Newspapers Collection

Rights: Right to create, market and offer digitised resource of the archive. Limited exclusivity.

Date: 10 December 2015

Term: Initial period of 10 years

PSI requests

If you have any queries about this public task statement, wish to inquire about re-use of information under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations, or wish to lodge a complaint about the Bodleian Libraries under the Regulations, please write to Head of Secretariat.

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