How PLSclear works?

PLSclear is a free* service that makes it easy to request the re-use of content.

  • Search and identify the content you wish to re-use

  • Note how you intend to re-use the content

  • Receive a response from the rights holder

    If the rights holder has signed up to the PLSclear automated licence issuing service, you will receive a licence within the next hour.

    If the rights holder has not signed up, they will correspond with you directly or via the PLS Request Manager. Response times vary by rights holder.

To ensure that you are able to complete the request process, we have a dedicated helpdesk.

email: or phone: 0207 079 5930

* Once the rights holder has received your request, they may charge for re-use depending on the circumstances.