All materials published by InterVarsity Press are protected by copyright. Therefore, in instances not excepted by the "fair use" clause (see below), you will need written permission before you can reproduce IVP materials in any form including, but not limited to, the following:
The "fair use" clause of current US copyright law allows you to reproduce short excerpts from copyrighted works (our standard is less than 500 words) with standard footnoting. The "fair use" clause also allows you to make one copy of selected material from a copyrighted work for personal use only (e.g., for your own study or reference). "Fair use" applies to the content of InterVarsity publications and the IVP Online website. Hymns, poems, and illustrations such as cartoons, maps, tables, or charts are usually considered complete pieces, which means that you will need written permission even though they may contain less than 500 words.
First, see if we offer permissions through the Copyright Clearance Center. You might be able to acquire permission immediately this way! To check, go to Copyright Clearance Center and then either browse or refine your search by the IVP title you're looking for.
Tip for use with students with disabilities: There might already be an accessible edition available! Check sites where ebooks are sold or visit ReadHowYouWant (which specializes in accessible editions) to see whether there's an ebook or other accessible edition available.
If you can't find the book you want to use in one of these ways, please complete the permissions request form (below). All requests must be made in writing via this form.
We seek to promote the work of IVP by allowing individuals and organizations to reprint IVP materials in their publications or as copies in ways that protect the copyright, the author, and IVP. We aim to offer best-fit solutions for all.
You may quote up to three hundred (300) verses without express written permission from IVP, provided that the verses quoted are no more than 10% of the work you're creating and do not comprise a full book of the Bible.
When quoting the FNV, please include this copyright notice:
Scripture quotations are taken from First Nations Version, copyright ©2021 by Rain Ministries Inc. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. All rights reserved.
If you’re quoting more than 300 verses or are looking to use the FNV in ways not covered above (such as use in song lyrics, posters, T-shirts, artwork, etc.) please fill out the form below or email [email protected].
We want to encourage you to read IVP Kids books aloud with the children in your life and would be pleased for you to offer a virtual story time using books from IVP Kids with the following guidelines:
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Please allow us 6-10 business days to act on your request. We receive a large number of permission requests each day, and sometimes we must do research into the copyright status of the work in question—or even contact an author—before we can give you a final response.
If your request is especially urgent, please make sure that you include the date by which you need a response. We will do our best to respond by the date you request. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your deadline.