Quick guide to making a copy

Photocopying

Copyright restrictions apply.

Photocopying books

Post-1900 printed books can be photocopied by readers using photocopiers available in the Weston, using a Bodleian online PCAS account.

Pre-1900 printed material may only be photocopied using the staff-mediated service. Photocopy order forms are available in each reading room. You can collect staff-mediated photocopies from the reading room, or have them posted to you

For reasons of preservation, pre-1800 books cannot be photocopied, although professional scanning and photography is permitted (see below).

Photocopying manuscripts

Manuscripts cannot be photocopied using self-service photocopying.

Some modern (post 1800) manuscripts can be photocopied using the staff-mediated service, depending on factors including the ownership and fragility of the material. Please consult reading room staff if you wish to have manuscripts photocopied. You can collect staff-mediated photocopies from the reading room, or have them posted to you (form available online, PDF, 76kb).

Scanning & photography

Professional scans and photographs of special collections, including pre-1800 books, can be ordered from Imaging Services. The ability to copy depends on factors including the ownership and fragility of the material.

Scanners are not allowed in any reading room.

Cameras are allowed in the special collections reading rooms, but photography is subject to the terms of current copyright legislation and readers must consult library staff before taking photographs. Some collections may not be photographed. Please consult reading room staff for further information.


Where to find self-service photocopiers in the Weston Library

There is a photocopier in the Charles Wendell David Reading Room and one copier in the area outside the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

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