Guidelines for Digital Reproduction of Library/Archives Material

Library Book Stacks

  • Use of scanners in this library is prohibited.

  • Use of smart phones and /or digital cameras is restricted to the Reading Room.

    • Patrons may use smart phones and / or digital cameras to take images of pages from books and journals found in the Library Stacks.

    • Cost for each page image is ten cents (one-half the per-page cost of the Reading Room coin-operated photocopier)

Archive Manuscript & Photograph Collections

  • Use of scanners, smart phones or digital cameras to take images of items held in the Archives is prohibited


  • Patrons assume all copyright responsibility for all copies.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) 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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law