Licensing & Co-editions


Collins has a team dedicated to looking at opportunities for licensing and co-editioning our education, language learning (including ELT), mapping and cartographic materials.

For many years we have been the partner of choice for publishers and distributors looking for new content and for those wanting to extend their ranges. We adapt content from our existing portfolio or create bespoke products according to your specifications, for example:

·         English and English learner’s dictionaries and reference titles

·         Bilingual dictionaries  and reference titles (with and without English)

·         Language learning products  (including ELT)

·         Packaged atlases for overseas markets

·         Revision and home learning educational material

·         Children and young adult reference material in over thirty languages, including maths and science.

We also licence our dictionary data and print products, so that you can create your own localized products. 

We have partnerships with many leading publishing houses worldwide, such as Dictionnaires Le RobertBlay Foldex/BerlitzRandom House MondadoriMerriam Webster and Langenscheidt (to name but a few) and we create bespoke publications for them.

For licensing enquires contact


For over ten years Collins has offered a range of world-class information digitally – with opportunities to license everything from a multi-million word database of language down to a small selection of mapping images. Partners benefit from knowing they are working with high quality, dynamic content  that can be used across any medium and has been created by experts in their field.

Use of our content includes:

·         Leading dictionary and reference websites

·         Software products and services

·         Mobile applications (branded and non-branded)

·         E-readers

·         Digital and interactive television

·         Market research

·         Telecommunications industry

·         IGO/NGOs

·         Gaming

·         Online retail and marketing businesses

·         Corporate intranets

·         Online content aggregators



Collins understands the needs of digital customers; whether it is ensuring data is delivered in the right format, or that how users’ access content has changed.  We are positioned to be able to develop innovative content which make for really compelling products. We can provide custom solutions; either starting a data project from scratch working to a specific remit, or using existing content as a base and combining datasets, extending the richness of data elements and more.

Download the Collins Language Licensing catalogue

Download the Collins Bartholomew catalogue

Download the Collins Co-edition Catalogue here

For further information about licensing content from Collins please contact We look forward to discussing product ideas with you.

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Dictionary API

Going beyond data licensing the Collins Dictionary API gives developers access to Collins' flagship monolingual, bilingual and learner’s dictionaries. It allows integration of Collins' definitions, translations, examples phrases, audio pronunciations, and more into your products in a cost-effective manner. Content is driven from the website.

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Brand Licensing

The Collins Gem brand is known and respected across the world. The distinctive visual assets and heritage associated with this brand make it a unique and highly desirable property for licensing

partners across a wide range of categories.

At Collins Learning we have entered successful partnerships across a range of products including, mugs, bags and greetings cards.

For brand licensing enquires please contact


Case Studies

For an introduction to the licensing solutions available from Collins download our latest catalogue.

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