Can Special Collections materials be photocopied?

Answered By: Susan Kirkpatrick
Last Updated: May 09, 2017     Views: 52

Self-service photocopying of Special Collections stock is restricted because of the nature of the material involved. 

Material published after 1950 may be copied at the discretion of Special Collections staff only; decisions are based on the size and condition of the item involved. 

Upon request, it may be possible to scan some items published pre-1950.

If the Library holds a second copy of a particular item, then the Special Collections copy may not be photocopied; this protects the archival copy. 

Manuscript material: Researchers may scan materials for personal research using the book page scanner provided. There is a charge (1p per image) for this facility; all images are watermarked. Permission to scan some manuscript materials may be subject to restriction. Permissions forms for copying Special Collections & Archives materials are available here.  

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