Items in our collections are often rare, fragile and/or irreplaceable. Photoduplication of these items requires careful handling to prevent damage from physical misuse, exposure to light, etc. Reproductions are performed by professional photographers and library staff, trained in the use of scanners and cameras that are designed to minimize potential damage. Reproduction requests are priced accordingly.
Orders that are large, complex, or have vague location information require time-intensive research and data collection by library staff. Specialized services such as image research are priced at $65 per hour.
Patrons who visit our reading room to view materials are welcome to bring cameras to photograph items themselves, provided the flash is disabled.
We do not provide paper photocopies. All scans are delivered as digital files as outlined below.
|Existing digital file||$10 per image|
|$1 per page|
|TIFF 600 dpi||$35 per image|
|TIFF 600 dpi (items over 12x17")||$45 per image|
|MP3 of audio||$75 per item|
|MP4 of video||$75 per item|
|MP4 of film||$200 per reel|
|PDF of microfilm||$50 per reel|
|PDF of thesis||$50 per thesis|
|Normal (usually 3-4 weeks)||$15 per order|
|Rush (less than 3 weeks)||$40 per order|
|Digital file download||no charge|