Photocopying, Printing and Scanning

PCAS: Self-Service Printing, Copying, and Scanning

Most Bodleian Libraries have photocopiers at which readers can make copies themselves from books and periodicals. To use these machines to either photocopy, print or scan material you will need to use the Libraries' PCAS (Print, Copy and Scan) system.

Please remember that copyright law restricts the amount that can be copied from any single work. The standard amount regarded as reasonable is one chapter or 5% of the total length of a monograph, or one article from a periodical issue. More information about copyright limits is available from our Copyright pages.

Reading Room Staff-Mediated Photocopying

See above link for information on postal and reading room mediated copying.  The turnaround time for jobs submitted to the staff-mediated copying service is currently 72 hours.

Postal Copying and Scanning

Whether you are in the Bodleian Library or at home, you may apply for staffed service copying to be sent to you remotely.  See the above link for futher information on prices and application procedure.

Fragile and manuscript material, and material printed before 1800

For details of how to obtain copies of these kinds of material in the Bodleian, see Imaging Services.

Please ask at other libraries for their reproduction services for these kinds of material.

Personal scanners and digital cameras

Readers are able to use personal scanners and digital cameras to make copies of printed material in the Bodleian Libraries, with some exceptions. Read more about permitted use.

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