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Permissions requests fall into two categories:

  • Use of images
  • Use of text


Use of text

Use of text under 400 words from any single book constitutes fair usage, the only requirement is that the source is acknowledged.  Mercier does not need to be contacted nor do we need to process a request for permission.

For use of words in excess please follow the instructions below.  A representative from Mercier Press will get in touch with you once we have had the opportunity to review the request. 


Use of Images

There is a minimum charge of €250 to process a request for use of images. 

Requests to reuse our content are now being processed through PLSclear. First, search for the title on our website and then click the 'Request Permission' button. This will take you to You can search PLSclear by title, ISBN/ISSN, author, or keyword.
If you need help, you can visit the PLSclear help portal, which includes a checklist and a Step by Step Guide on how to make requests through PLSclear.

If you have any questions, you can contact the PLSclear helpdesk at They are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 GMT.


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