Licensing our records

We welcome enquiries from anyone looking to develop products or services using material from our collections.

Access to digital collections outside The National Archives reading room

The National Archives collaborates with Academic and Genealogy publishers in the dissemination of government records, often in the form of digitised, curated, online collections.

Licensing opportunities

We invite proposals for the commercial digitisation of records and packages under the Licensed Internet Associateship programme.

Types of licensing

We offer different types of licensing.

Your rights

Licence exceptions We will grant appropriate licences wherever possible but please note that we may refuse a licence in certain circumstances, including the following: We may refuse to grant certain applications if your request to reproduce The National Archives' material falls outside our standard non-exclusive licensing terms and conditions.