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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 permissions@nypl.org or 212-930-0091 if you have any additional questions.

Pricing

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.

Shipping

U.S. Mail: $10.00

International Mail: $15.00