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Permissions and Subsidiary Rights for University of Michigan Press and other Michigan Publishing Materials

Permission is required to reproduce copyright protected material from Michigan Publishing and University of Michigan Press titles in publications, coursepacks, electronic products, and any other media.

Please check the credit/acknowledgments page and apply to the original source for permission to use the material. This applies to all content including: text, photographs, charts, and illustrations.

Requesting Permission or Subsidiary Rights


Permissions and Republication Subsidiary Rights for many of our titles may be requested through the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at If a Michigan Publishing or University of Michigan Press title is available at the CCC, please follow these instructions to request permission for that title. Please note: University of Michigan Press does not directly grant permissions for any material in the CCC catalog. If the title is available through the CCC, please follow the below instructions to request permissions or reprint rights for that title through the CCC as it will take much less time to have a permission approved or receive a quote.

To request rights or permissions through the CCC:

  1. Have the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) of the title for which you are requesting permissions or rights. The ISBN is a unique numeric book identifier. It is 13 digits. On our website, it is located under the book’s format on the right side of the page. An example of what an ISBN looks like is: 978-0-472-12345-6
  2. Go to
  3. In the upper right hand corner, look for the field marked: “Publication Title or ISBN/ISSN” underneath “GET PERMISSIONS.” Copy/paste the ISBN or type the title of the work, as precisely as possible, into the field
              a. Hit "enter" or click "search"
  4. You should see a screen with the search results
              a. Find the title you are seeking permissions for
  5. Under the Pay-Per-Use Options tab, select the usage that applies to your request. (i.e. for a coursepack request, select either “use in electronic course materials” or “use in print course materials” for the correct use. For a request to reprint materials in a future publication or other published project, select the appropriate option for your planned publication under “Republish or Display Content”)
  6. Once your selection has been made, click the blue button (“Price & Order” or “Special Order” depending on the option)
  7. In the subsequent screens, fill in the requested information fields to complete your request.
  8. You will receive a response to your request after it is reviewed, which may be an outright answer or instructions for more action on your part.

If a non-English Language Teaching title published by Michigan Publishing or the University of Michigan Press is not in the CCC:
Please fill out our Google Form for Rights Requests.

For English Language Teaching (ELT) Materials or Educational Materials for English Language Teaching/English as a Second Langauge (ESL)

For course materials, please fill out the original permissions request form located here. For information on subrights licensing and sales for future publications or other publishing projects, please fill out our subrights licensing form here. Or contact the ELT/ESL department directly by emailing:

For other rights requests:

For all other rights and permissions requests including those for course materials, reprint requests, film and/or performance requests, translation and/or foreign rights, and audio or other media rights, please fill out our Google Form for Rights Requests.


If a fee has been assessed for use of University of Michigan Press / Michigan Publishing material, full payment is due within 90 days of your acceptance of the agreement.

  1. Payment may be made via check, credit card, or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan Press and sent to the address below.

              University of Michigan Press / Michigan Publishing Business Office
              839 Greene Street
              Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3209

  2. To pay by credit card, you must call the University of Michigan Press / Michigan Publishing Business Office at (734)647-9083 during office hours (8:00am-4:30pm EST, Monday-Friday). Please have credit card information ready, as well as the invoice number for which you are remitting payment.

  3. To obtain wire transfer information for a wire transfer payment, please email the Business Office at The invoice number for the associated agreement must be included in a reference note in the wire transfer, or the payment will be considered incomplete.

  4. All payments must be accompanied by a copy of the permission agreement; credit card payments will be asked to reference the invoice number given in the associated agreement.

  5. If payment is not received within 90 days of acceptance of agreement, the agreement will be considered void and all parts of the request will have to be renegotiated, including the fee assessed.

Electronic File Requests for Persons with Print Disabilities

The electronic file may already be available through the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). For best results, please check with the LOC service first. You may contact them at:

Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Voice: 800-424-8567
TDD: 202-707-0744

If the book you require is not available through the LOC resource, you may submit a request through our Request Form and select “Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Request.” Please provide proof of purchase for the student in the comments box of the request. If this information is not provided, response time will be slowed and follow up communication will be needed to verify purchase.

Contacting an Author

For help contacting an author, email the Acquisitions Department at