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 and microfilm printers take either cash or credit/debit card. Printing from computers in the Library requires cash or card. Most computer files may also be emailed or downloaded without fees, and flash drives are available for sale through Copy Services.

Please note: Some services, including color printing, are not available at all locations.

Self-service Fees per Page

Black and white 8 ½ x 11”  20¢
Color 8 ½ x 11”  $1.25
Black and white 8 ½ x 14”  20¢
Color 8 ½ x 14”  $1.25
Black and white 11 x 17”  40¢
Color 11 x 17”  $1.50
Microfilm printing  20¢
Computer printing for color copies $1.00
Computer printing from NYPL Catalogs Free
Computer downloading and emailing (when available) Free

Use Cash or Card to Pay

Insert $1 or $5 bills or use your credit/debit card.*

*Please note: Your bank may place a $1.50 hold on your account, but you will only be charged for copies made. If you have any questions, please contact your bank.

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 cannot make it to the library, research and document delivery services are available through NYPL Research 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
CDROMs (when available) $2.00
USB Drives (when available) $2.00