Rights & Permissions

If you are interested in copying or reprinting material from one of our publications, please submit a request for permission in writing. But first verify that rights to the material do indeed belong to the University of Pennsylvania Press (the notes, acknowledgment section, captions, or copyright page may contain credit information pointing to a copyright holder elsewhere). If the material is credited to a source other than Penn Press, address your request there.

Permission for Course Use

If you wish to reproduce for academic course use material copyrighted by the University of Pennsylvania Press, please direct your request to the Copyright Clearance Center by clicking here for the Center’s online permission-granting service. Otherwise, you may mail a letter of request to:

Copyright Clearance Center
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Phone: 978-750-8400
Fax: 978-750-4470

Be sure to specify in your letter of request:

  • Author of the work you request permission to quote or reprint
  • Title of the work you wish to quote or reprint
  • Publication date of the work
  • Number of pages you wish to copy
  • Number of copies you wish to make
  • Name of requesting instructor and course information

Permission for Republication

If you wish to reproduce in another publication material copyrighted by Penn Press, you may complete our Permission Request Form or else you may print out our Reprint Permission Form, available in PDF format. After completing the printed PDF form, you may mail or fax it to the attention of:

Rights & Permissions
University of Pennsylvania Press
3905 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4112
Fax: 215-898-0404

If you prefer to submit your request via email, please send it to pressrts@pobox.upenn.edu. We cannot grant permission over the telephone and ask that you allow us two to four weeks to process your request.

Translations & Foreign Editions

Established publishing houses that wish to license foreign editions of Penn Press titles may send their inquiries to Rights & Permissions at pressrts@pobox.upenn.edu.

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Readers with Disabilities

Penn Press furnishes digital files of many books to Bookshare, a nonprofit organization that makes books accessible, at no charge, to college and university students with verified print disabilities. For more information, especially about older books of ours unavailable from this source, email the Press at pressrts@pobox.upenn.edu.

Reusing Your Content

Click here for information about Press policies regarding authors/contributors reusing their own Penn Press content.