NYPL is now offering scanning of public domain books.
Items are available currently as JPEGs at 1500 pixels on the long side, burned to a CD only.
Please note that not all bound volumes can be digitized via the Library's book scanner due to size or condition. Special handling digital photography may be available.
To place a request, please fill out the Order Form (pdf), which can be returned via mail, fax, attached to an email, or in person. Orders cannot be processed without a completed form.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-930-0091 if you have any additional questions.
In the case of volumes with tight bindings or text running into the gutter, some information may not be legible in the files delivered.
Book scanner: Regular service. $100.00 for up to 300 pages per volume and $0.30 per page thereafter. Turnaround time is 10 to 12 weeks.
Book Scanner: Expedited service. $250.00 for up to 300 pages per volume and $0.30 per page thereafer. Turnaround time is 4 to 6 weeks.
Overhead Digital Photography: For bound volumes that due to condition/size cannot go on book scanner and loose manuscript material. After reviewing the material, we will provide an estimate on number of days it will take to shoot. Fee is $250 per day. Turnaround time is 6 to 8 weeks.
U.S. Mail: $10.00
International Mail: $15.00