Library and archive charges and copyright information

Copyright information

  • Any copying/provision of material will be in accordance with copyright legislation.
  • Met Office information provided by the Library & Archive falls under Crown Copyright and is provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
  • Information drawn from any other publication must be for the purposes of private study or non-commercial research and you will need to complete a Copyright Form.
  • Copying of published material (other than Crown Copyright) must be restricted to one article or chapter from any journal issue or book title.
  • Records held in the National Meteorological Archive can be accessed by visiting the archive; visitors can take digital photographs of these records at no cost (subject to the agreement of the archive staff, who will take into account the physical state of the material and any copyright restrictions).
  • Photocopying from bound volumes in the library can only be done in black and white
  • We also provide free use of a book scanner so that you can scan articles or chapters and save to a memory stick.
  • Please refer to Met Office legal guidance for further information on terms if use
Charges for printing/photocopying/digital output
Type Price
General black and white printing/photocopying (including printing from public access PCs) A4: 10p per sheet/side.
(Minimum charge for provision by post £2)A3: 20p per sheet/side.
(Minimum charge for provision by post £2.50)
General colour printing/photocopying (including printing from public access PCs) A4: 50p per sheet/side.
(Minimum charge for provision by post £2)A3: £1 per sheet/side.
(minimum charge for provision by post £2.50
General colour printing from digital scan A2: £3 per sheet.
(Minimum charge for provision by post £5)
Journal articles/book chapters (for copying carried out by library and archive staff) £1 per article
(plus £2.50 for provision by post)
Material supplied by email No charge*
Material supplied on CD/DVD £3 per CD/DVD

* Meteorological data will be provided free of charge, up to limits as defined in the current Met Office Charging Policy

Note: All prices include VAT.

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