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The New York Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20.

Book Scanning


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 or 212-930-0091 if you have any additional questions.


Book scanner: $100.00 for up to 300 pages per volume and $0.30 per page thereafer.

Turnaround time is 4 to 6 weeks.

Special handling digital photography for bound volumes and loose mansucript material: Prices start at $250 and up depending on condition, size, and number of pages. After reviewing the material, we will provide an estimate. Turnaround time is 6 to 8 weeks.


U.S. Mail: $10.00

International Mail: $15.00