Patron-Accessible Scanner Policies and Procedures

Special Collections provides access to an overhead scanner for patrons to use free of charge to make research-quality scans of collection material. Researchers must follow these policies and procedures when using the scanner:

  • The scanner in the Special Collections reading room is reserved for Special Collections researchers. Researchers using the scanner must be registered users of Special Collections and making scans of materials from Special Collections.
  • Special Collections staff must review and approve all scanning requests. Some materials cannot be scanned due to size, condition, or donor restrictions. Please ask reading room staff for assistance before using the scanner.
  • The scanner is self-service, and self-service scans are free. Special Collections staff can provide instructions for using the scanner, but researchers should plan to make their own scans.
  • Researchers may email or save scans to their own USB storage devices.
  • Researchers using the scanner assume all responsibility for adhering to copyright laws.
  • The scanner is available to Special Collections researchers on a first-come, first served basis. In order to accommodate as many researchers as possible, researchers are limited to 30 minutes of scanner use per day. There is no limit on the number of photographs researchers may make using a personal camera.
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