On-Site Copy Services

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, and some material may not be copied. Such items may often be reproduced by other means, including by patrons with personal digital cameras (including smartphones) according to the NYPL policy on photography, or by Interlibrary and Document Services.

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 Prices.

For professional-grade photographic and digital reproductions, you may place a request with Permissions and Reproduction Services.

For photocopies or scans for research or personal use, you may place a request with Interlibrary and Document Services.