We offer photocopy and scanning services for researchers, as well as allow self-shot photography for research purposes only, with the permission of a Curator. In some cases, such duplication will not be allowed due to donor restrictions, or preservation conerns. All photocopying and scanning is performed by Fales Library staff. Service fees are listed below.
Patrons who wish to quote from unpublished materials must request permission from copyright holders. Information about some copyright holders and how to locate them can be found in The WATCH File, a joint project of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at UT, Austin and the University of Reading in the UK. NYU's Policy & Guidleines on Educational and Research Uses of Copyrighted Materials is available here.
Patrons who wish to publish images of materials held by the Fales Library may be subject to publication and use fees.
Our public services forms for reader registration, requesting photographs and photocopies, and notification of intent to quote or publish materials are available here.
The Fales Library and Special Collections makes photocopies and self-shot photography available for research purposes only, as per provision 108 of the copyright code. Please credit the Fales Library in all publications in which Fales materials are used.
The Fales Library cannot give you legal rights to publish material (except for those collections where the library holds these rights). Such rights must be obtained in a formal, legal statement from the heirs or executors of any materials you wish to publish. The Fales Library acts only as owner of the physical originals (of mss., prints, etc.) and takes no responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of material.
All orders for photocopying, scanning, and photo duplication must be pre-paid. Please allow up to 2 weeks for photocopying.
Photocopies of Fales materials can be made for research purposes, at the discretion of a curator. Patrons must complete and sign a request form for all materials they wish to have copied. Fales reserves the right to make decisions about what materials can be copied based on the condition of the materials, donor restrictions, or other concerns.
Service Charges: 50 cents per page
A $10 service charge will be added for all mail orders, $25 for international orders
Scans of Fales materials can be made once permission from copyright holders is given. Patrons must complete and sign arequest form for all materials they wish to have scanned. Fales reserves the right to make decisions about what materials can be scanned based on the condition of the materials or copyright restrictions. Scanned images may not be published without the approval of rights holders. Use of personal scanners in the reading room is not allowed.
Service Charges: $15 per scan
A $10 service charge will be added for all mail orders
Personal Digital Camera Use
The use of personal cameras in the Reading Room is managed by the staff of the Fales Library & Special Collections on a case by case basis. Photographs taken by researchers are for private research and not for publication. Entire books or manuscript boxes (or substantial portions of either) will not be digitally reproduced unless otherwise authorized.
Please see our Policy on Digital Camera Use in the Reading Room for further details.