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Policies

We offer a variety of reproduction options to make it easy to use our collections.

If you need a scan or copy, submit your request through our online system.

You can pay with check or cash. Pre-payment is required.

We respond in the order in which requests were received, usually within two weeks.

We will do our best to fulfil your order, but keep in mind that some things cannot be copied due to donor restrictions, preservation concerns, and/or copyright law.

If you are onsite and want to take photos, ask us. We field those requests individually.

And, let us know if you plan to publish something in either print or online. Obtaining a copy or image does not grant you the right to publish, so talk to us first about copyright and who needs to approve your request. For more information, see Permission to Publish.

Photocopy or scan (standard quality) No charge up to 50 pages/$.25 each page over 50
Scan (publication quality) $10/page

For Bowdoin community members: No charge up to 25 pages/$10 each page over 25
Audio digitization $15/item or at vendor cost, if applicable
Video digitization $25/item or at vendor cost, if applicable
Phonograph digitization $25/item or at vendor cost, if applicable
Shipping and handling (mail order only) $5