Higher and further education

All recordings on Archival Sound Recording are available for free to staff and students UK higher and further education institutions. Librarians of UK higher and further education institutions can request a free license from the Reference Team

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Sample licence

Not eligible for a licence?

Wherever possible, the Sound Archive has been clearing copyright for full public access. These recordings can be played (but not downloaded) from this website.

Which recordings can you listen to without a licence?

If you want to listen to a recording that is copyright protected, you can do so on the computers in British Library reading rooms, if you have a Readers Pass.

How do you get a Readers Pass?