A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

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About this licence

This user licence sets out the terms on which you may use the content on the Medieval Manuscripts website, unless otherwise stated in the content’s individual terms of access. For the purposes of this user licence, content means any material (in any format) that the University makes available to you to access and print or download on or through the Medieval Manuscripts website from time to time. By copying or using any content, you confirm that you accept the conditions of this user licence.

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Permitted use of content

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Prohibited use of content

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Duration of permission

If you use any content in breach of the terms of this user licence, your right to use the Medieval Manuscripts website will cease immediately and you must destroy any copies of the content you have made.

Copyright owners

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