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Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

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Photocopies, Digital Cameras & Scans

Special Collections provides its customers with several different photographic and digital services, including photocopies, low resolution scanning, and high resolution digital scans for use in published work

General Policies

All duplication requests will be reviewed by Special Collections staff. Use of any copyrighted work beyond fair use must first have written permission from the rights owner. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to determine Fair Use and obtain any necessary permissions. The sale of a reproduction by the Enoch Pratt Free Library does not constitute permission to display, distribute, or publish, the material.


Materials will be photocopied by Special Collections staff. Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white photocopies, 20 cents for color. Payment must be made at the circulation desk in the Central Hall. Some materials are too fragile to be copied, or may require additional time (24 hours) to properly handle the scanning.

Digital Cameras

Digital cameras are allowed in the reading room for research purposes only. Permission must be requested from the Special Collections librarian, and staff will take into consideration condition and copyright considerations before granting permission.


A book scanner is available in the reading room for use with staff assistance. Customers can either email scans to themselves or save them to a USB device. All scans are for reference only. Customers should fill out this online form to request any high resolution images for publication.

Copiers, Printers & Fax Service
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Copiers, Printers & Fax Service

Pratt Library locations are equipped with black and white and colors printers, copiers, and fax services.