Patrons may request photocopies, scans, audio and video duplication of materials within the rare and archival collections of Special Collections in accordance with the following policies. Patrons may also use personal cameras to take research images from collections at no charge. All duplication will be requested through the Application for Duplication of Closed Collection Materials form and charged according to the Fee Schedule.
All reproductions, except for those made by digital camera or other approved means, will be made by Special Collections staff. Special Collections provides exact reproductions of original material with no or limited editing.
Reproduction is a privilege and not a service that must be rendered on demand. The physical condition of the items involved, the number of items requested, donor restrictions, or the intended use by the researcher determines whether or not permission is granted. Special Collections reserves the right to refuse a duplication request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law or damage the materials. We will not duplicate an entire folder or collection, or more than 10% or one chapter per publication, unless it is in the public domain.
Permission to obtain a photocopy or other facsimile of material does not constitute permission to reproduce, distribute, publicly display (including posting on the World Wide Web), or make other protected uses of the copy if it is protected under copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The user of the copy may engage in such protected uses if he or she obtains permission from the holder of copyright of the original materials, if the term of copyright in the original material has expired, if the use is a "fair use" under copyright law, or other applicable exemption. The user of the copy is responsible for determining which uses are lawful, obtaining any required permission, and paying any required fee.