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Copying and Printing Prices

Self-Service Copying and Printing

All self-service copies require Library staff approval. Many Library materials may be copied only by Library staff. Some materials may not be copied. This helps to maintain the condition of research materials, which are often both rare and fragile.

Self-service photocopy machines take either a copy card or coins. Microfilm printers take either a copy card or coins. Printing from computers in the Library requires a copy card. Most computer files may also be emailed or downloaded without fees, and flash drives are available for sale through Copy Services.

Copy cards cost 30¢ and can be purchased in all Library locations; value can be added to copy cards at locations throughout the Library.

Some services are not available at all locations.

Self-service Fees per Page

Black and white 8 ½ x 11” photocopies with coins 20¢
Black and white 8 ½ x 11” photocopies with copy card 15¢
Black and white 11 x 17” photocopies with coins 40¢
Black and white 11 x 17” photocopies with copy card 30¢
Color 8 ½ x 11” photocopies with copy card (when available) $1.00
Microfilm printing with copy card 25¢
Computer printing (requires copy card) 15¢
Computer printing from NYPL Catalogs Free
Computer downloading and emailing (when available) Free

Staff-Assisted Copying and Scanning

Copy Services staff will accept copy requests from on-site users. Scanning to computer files is available through Copy Services at some locations. These files are saved to USB drives or CDROMs as 300 dpi PDFs. Credit card payments are accepted, and mailing services are available.

Please see the complete Instructions and the Copy Request Form for additional information. This form should be submitted in person along with the item to have copied at any research center that offers copy services. If you can not make it to the library, research and document delivery services are available through NYPL Premium Services.

Copy Services Prices

Staff-assisted black and white photocopies (per 8 ½ x 11” page) 25¢
Staff-assisted black and white photocopies (per 8 ½ x 14” page) 25¢
Staff-assisted black and white photocopies (per 11x17” page) 50¢
Color 8 ½ x 11” photocopies (when available) $1.00
Map photocopies up to 36” wide (when available) $5.00
CDROMs (when available) $2.00
USB Drives (when available) $10.00