Reproductions & Permissions
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections provides digital photoduplication services of most materials in our collections. All duplication requests are subject to the following conditions:
- Curatorial approval
- Physical condition of the item
- Donor-imposed restrictions
- Limited staff time and resources
- Copyright laws
All high-resolution digital reproduction work is completed by the Cornell University Library's Digital Consulting and Production Services. For information about equipment used, please refer to the web site of the DCAPS digital imaging studio.
Placing an order
- All orders are processed in the order they are received.
- Approximate turnaround periods vary based on material format and demand, but plan on four to six weeks.
- We are unable to provide technical or graphic editing assistance once you have the files.
Pricing and payment
- Please see our Reproduction Services Price List for complete pricing information.
- All orders must be paid in advance.
- Orders will not be fulfilled until the estimate has been approved by the patron.
- All payments must be made in U.S. currency.
- Payments by cash, money order, or a check drawn on a U.S. bank can be mailed to us.
- Payments by credit card or Cornell University account can be made by calling 607-255-3530.
Permission to Publish
Users of the collections are expected to abide by all copyright laws. Reproductions are provided for research use only and may not be transferred or recopied without permission.
Materials out of copyright are considered to be in the public domain. Please refer to the Guidelines for Using Public Domain Text, Images, Audio, and Video Reproduced from Cornell University Library Collections.
Materials from the collections covered under copyright cannot be published or exhibited without obtaining the legally required permission from the copyright holder. In many cases, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is owner of the physical object only. It is the obligation of the researcher to fulfill the requirements of the copyright law.
Permission requests should be emailed to the Permissions Coordinator. Permission requests must include:
- Title of publication
- Expected date of publication
- Type of publication (scholarly, general, etc.)
- Expected print run or distribution
- Country of publication
Published images of materials in our collections should be cited as follows:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.