Microfilm Requests

[Mid-Manhattan, Users at the microfilm viewers], Digital ID 1252841, New York Public Library

Microfilm Digitization 


Updated July 14, 2020


This service will remain suspended until further notice. The Library is sorry for any inconvenience.


Working with a vendor, reels will be sent off-site to be digitized. Customers will receive a PDF file via download for research use.

Fee is $100 per reel for individual researchers/nonprofits/ government agencies and $150 per reel for all other organizations. There is also a  fee for shipping reels to and from the vendor starting at $35 for up to 5 reels.

If material is in copyright, written clearance from a rights holder is required. Turnaround is 6 to 8 weeks from receipt of payment.

Please inquire with Permissions (permissions@nypl.org) for availability of TIFF files.

Please see Book Scanning to access the order form.

If you require paper copies from existing microfilm reels, please contact Interlibrary Services and Document Delivery accessible from link on left.

Microfilm reel to reel duplication is no longer available.