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Schwarzman Building Copy Services (On-Site)

Self-Service Copying and Printing

All self-service Copying requires prior Library staff approval. In order to preserve the physical condition of research collection materials, many of which are often both rare and fragile, Library staff must first approve whether an item’s condition will allow for copying. Some material may only be copied by Library staff (see Staff-Assisted Copying and Scanning), and some material may not be copied.

Many of the items in the Library’s collections are protected by copyright. In all instances, it is the patron’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright and other restrictions when using materials in the Library’s collections. The Library reserves the right not to copy materials in its collections because of restrictions on such materials or for any other reason.

For more information, including fees, see Copying and Printing Instructions and Prices.

Staff-Assisted Copying and Scanning

Copy Services staff will accept copy requests from on-site users Monday through Saturday. Scanning for print or to computer files is also 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. For more information, see Copying and Printing Instructions and Prices.

Professional Grade Photographic & Digital Reproductions

Photographic Services & Permissions offers photography, digital scanning, and microfilming services for personal, institutional, and commercial orders. 8x10" or larger size glossy or matte prints, high resolution TIFF files, or microfilm duplication is available. Please contact Permissions for further details, prices, and ordering information.

Document and Research Services

For a fee, NYPL Interlibrary and Document Delivery can quickly supply photocopies or scans of newspaper and journal articles, patents, proceedings, government documents, reports, and book excerpts. Documents from materials in the NYPL collections, as well as from the Library’s national and international sources, can be posted to a password-protected server in PDF format or sent to users by email, fax, or hard copy. Professional research services are also available for a fee.