Reproduction & Digitization Policy

Copyright law in the United States governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Library’s provision of a copy does not constitute permission by any copyright holder and is not a substitute for the user’s diligent compliance with all applicable copyright requirements. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.

Costs for Digitization

Please see the Fee Schedule (PDF) for estimates of the costs of digitization. A librarian will follow up with you after you place your request to provide a quote. 

Completion of Requests

We normally require 15 working days to fulfill a request. During holidays, or when requests involve audio visual materials, the wait time may be longer. Rush requests may be accommodated when possible.  

Digitized files will be delivered to the patron via a link to a digital drop box service. Additional fees may be required for delivery via a DVD or hard drive. We provide images at a variety of resolutions. If known, please specify in your request what file type and resolution is needed.

Terms of Agreement

I have read and understand the copyright notice and policies for reproduction of materials and will only use the digitized materials only as indicated in my request. I understand provision of a reproduction does not constitute permission by any copyright holder.