Special Collections Collection and State Library Resources

Photocopying and Low Resolution Scans

Special Collections provides its customers with several different photographic and digital services. 

  • PhotocopiesMcKee Barkley
  • Using personal digital cameras
  • Low resolution scanning
  • 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. To obtain permission to publish a library work please check out our Copyright and Duplication Services.


  • Materials will be photocopied by Special Collections staff.
  • 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 (24hrs) 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.
  • Staff will take into consideration condition and copyright considerations before granting permission.

Low Resolution Scanning for Research

  • Low resolution scans (175ppi) are available for purchase for personal research only.
  • Files will be emailed to customer within 3-5 business days.
  • Cost is $10.00 per scanned item.
  • Some materials may be unavailable for scanning due to condition or copyright considerations.