Cranfield University Information Services (Libraries) are required to comply with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. This regulates how information held or created by the libraries is made available for re-use.

Statement of Public Task

This statement sets out the functions carried out by Cranfield University Information Services (Libraries) that are within our public task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. It is regularly reviewed and is due to be considered again in December 2017.

The core role of Cranfield University Information Services (Libraries) is to support the University’s mission to be an internationally recognised provider of outstanding transformational research that meets the needs of business, government and the wider society.

Our public task comprises all the functions, duties and responsibilities required to carry out this role. Cranfield University Information Services (Libraries) hold, disseminate, use and produce a large number information items that are presented in various formats. This material is available for re-use under the Regulations, provided no copyright or other third-party rights apply.

The Library also manages some of the University’s archival material; however, anything not managed by the Library falls outside of our public task.

PSI requests

If you have any query about this public task statement, wish to inquire about re-use of information under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, or wish to make a complaint about a decision made in relation to the Regulations, please email including PSI in the subject line.

In accordance with the Regulations, any request for re-use will be addressed within 20 working days. An explanation will be provided if a delay is anticipated.

Libraries are permitted under the regulations to recoup any costs arising that are associated with collection, production, reproduction, dissemination or preservation. Libraries are also permitted to make “a reasonable return” on their investment in the underlying information asset(s).

Cranfield University reserves the right to refuse a request for the re-use of information under the regulations. Should this situation arise, we will explain to you our reasons for refusing your application. Complaints will be addressed by the University Librarian.

Complaints procedure

If you believe that the Statement of Public Task for Cranfield University Information Services (Libraries) is inaccurate or incomplete, or if you consider that our response to a request for the release of information for re-use does not comply with the PSI regulations, you may ask that the matter be reviewed internally by emailing

If you are dissatisfied with how we respond to your complaint you may escalate it to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).