Library and Learning Services

Re-use of public sector information

This public task statement sets out the functions carried out by the University Library under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

The Library is a department of the University of Leicester which is governed by Royal Charter and is an exempt charity within the meaning of Schedule 2 of the Charities Act 1993 and as such is a charity within the meaning of Paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2010.

The public task of the Library is articulated in our information about the Library.

The Library undertakes selective digitisation of items in its collections and facilitates re-use wherever copyright law, data protection and the availability of funding permit this.

The Library does not have a dedicated budget for digitisation, so is reliant on charging fees for the digitisation, supply and licensing of content in order to meet these costs.

Public Sector Information requests

If you have any query about this public task statement, wish to inquire about re-use of information under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, or wish to lodge a complaint about a decision made in relation to the Regulations, please write to and include PSI in the subject line.

In accordance with the Regulations, any requests for re-use will be addressed within 20 working days or an explanation provided if a longer delay is anticipated.

Complaints are addressed by the University Librarian and if unresolved will be escalated to an appropriate member of the University.

List of information assets

University of Leicester Library material falling within the public task and, therefore, potentially available for re-use under the Regulations can be located as follows:

Only material that is out of copyright or copyright of the University of Leicester is potentially available for re-use. Please note that this accounts for a small proportion of the information resources held by the Library.

Further limitations may apply to the re-use of information containing personal data, or where release would not be agreed if a similar application had been made under existing access legislation, such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These restrictions are most likely to apply to records held within the University Archives.

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