Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

By Coll Rowe | January 10 2024 | General

As of July 1st, 2023, Penguin Random House’s Open License program ended, but we have a new program to better serve students, educators, and librarians, keeping many of the elements and ease of requesting permission to record and share read-aloud and story time events.

Shaped by educator and librarian feedback from over the past two years, the Open License will continue to be granted to those recorded or streamed live read-aloud events to only the students, educators, librarians, or others who are in a closed internet environment for select and authorized viewers. There will, however, be a new process.

For Teachers, Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, and Other Qualified Individuals providing distance learning and read-aloud events:

Please visit our Permissions Portal to see if your program is eligible and/or to request necessary permissions.

Requestors should select “Search Rights” on the opening screen, and then select “Read-Alouds” as the project type on the next screen.  Users will need to create an account on the portal the first time they submit a request.