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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: 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.

Shipping

U.S. Mail: $10.00
International Mail: $15.00