Services and tools available to support research

Ordering Reproductions

The Library offers a wide range of photo duplication services for materials in its collections to assist scholars in their research. See services and prices below. To order reproductions, please send an email with the call number, or as much information as possible, to

Many items from Beinecke's collections have already been digitized and are available to download for free from our digital library.  Patrons are encouraged to check there before placing their order. 

All requests are subject to review by the Beinecke Access Services staff. The library reserves the right to revise an order due to preservation concerns or time constraints. If an order must be changed to a different format, the patron will be notified of the change and of the associated price increase. Additional charges may apply to complex and large orders requiring special handling.

Normal turn-around time is two to six weeks, although some formats can be produced in a shorter period of time. Turn-around time is dependent upon the complexity of the order and the format of the reproduction. If a deadline is involved, readers must discuss the timeline for reproduction orders with our staff.

Please note that some materials may be too fragile or too large to be scanned. Additionally, the Library may be unable to accommodate reproduction requests prior to and during the closing of a collection; please consult the closed collection list.

Beinecke accepts Visa, MasterCard, and checks made payable to Yale University. Overseas customers paying by check must send payment in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.

The Library's charge for a reproduction does not imply an authorization to publish or reproduce it.  Please see our Permissions and Copyright page for more information. 

Reproduction & Distribution of electronic files:  In accordance with copyright legislation, Title 17, Chapter 1, born-digital collection materials may not be copied or distributed in digital form outside the Library. To assist scholars in their research, the Library will consider requests for printed copies.

Yale: Yale students, faculty, staff, Beinecke fellows
Visitor: Patrons not affiliated with Yale University

Minimum charge of $10 for orders placed via email, phone or postal mail.

ProductOrders Placed from our Reading RoomOrders Placed via Email

TIFF file format, 24-bit color

$10 per scan$15 per scan
EXISTING tiff file in the Digital Library$3 per file$3 per file
RAPID IMAGING PROJECT (RIP) Medium resolution JPG images$2 per scan$3 per scan

Bookeye Scan NEW printable,

color PDF image*

$.40 per scan$.40 per scan

*Current Yale students, faculty, and staff may receive up to 100  PDF scans free of charge per academic year, then $.40 per scan

Download existing JPGS at no charge from our website.

All Digital Images are delivered electronically.


The reproduction or reformatting of A/V materials is dependent on the condition of the original and may take considerably longer than other formats.

CD/DVD Reproduction: copy of existing digital files from reformatted A/V recordings$15 per disc
Reformatting: copy of A/V recordings that have not yet been reformatted to digital filesContact Access Services at for more information.
The reproduction or reformatting of A/V materials is dependent upon the condition of the original and may take considerably longer than other formats.



The Library can also provide paper copies made from pre-existing microfilm (or, copyflo). A self-service microfilm reader/printer is available for patron use in the Reference Room, where readers may also create PDF files to save on a flash drive.


ProductPer reel
Copy of Already Existing Positive Microfilm$30



Enlarged paper copy from negative microfilm

ProductYale and Vistor
Orders up to 80 frames, total cost$30
Orders more than 80 frames$.30 per frame



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