Book and Manuscript Scanning

Updated November 15, 2023


NYPL is offering scanning of public domain books from its own collections and manuscript material only.  We do not scan books from outside sources.

To place a request, please complete and submit the Order Form (pdf).

Once received, Permissions will confer with the holding division and the Digital Imaging Unit to review. 

If special handling is not required, fee is $100 for up to 100 pages and then $1.00 per page thereafter.

Fee for items that require special handlig  start at $250 per day.

Turnaorund is 12 to 15 weeks from receipt of payment.  The Library will supply a PDF as a download.


Contact us at if you wish to inquire about obtaining high res TIFF files or have any additional questions.

In the case of volumes with tight bindings or text running into the gutter, some information may not be legible in the files delivered.