Rights and Reproductions

Policies and Ordering Instructions Permission to Publish Price Schedule Contact Information

Policies and Ordering Instructions

To assist scholars in their research, the Library offers limited photoduplication services: digital images, microfilm, and copyflo. Readers must identify and select all material for duplication. Please be aware that the Library can fill orders only as the demands of serving our patrons permit, and that some materials may be too fragile to be subjected to any duplication process.

Typically, an order will take one to two weeks to process from the time the order is confirmed via email. Orders requiring original photography for publication may take several weeks to process from the time payment is received. For large orders or orders needed on a rush basis, additional charges may apply.

The Library provides images in digital format. The Library no longer charges for images for which publication-quality images exist. If no master digital file exists, the price for reproductions will include a charge of $20.00 per image. All reproductions (of whatever nature) are provided for readers' individual scholarly use. Images will be sent electronically unless a disk is specifically requested, in which case shipping and handling charges will apply.

Microfilm and copyflo orders take one to two months to fill and incur additional shipping and handling charges.

Permission to Publish. Provision of a photoduplicate is not an authorization to publish. The Library cannot grant or deny permission to publish texts or images unless Yale University is identified as the copyright holder. If the text or image in question is under copyright, permission to publish should be sought from the owners of the rights, typically the creator or the heirs to his or her estate. The Lewis Walpole Library should, however, be cited as the source with the following credit line: "Courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University."

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."

The Library reserves the right to refuse to accept an order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Advance payment by check, Visa, or MasterCard is required for all orders for publication-quality images requiring new photography. Please make checks payable to the Lewis Walpole Library. Overseas customers paying by check must send payment in U.S. dollars drawn on a United States bank.

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Contact Information

To place an order, or for further information, please contact:

Kristen McDonald, Library Service Assistant for Public Services, at
or 860-677-2140

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Photoduplication Prices

Digital Images
Existing Digital Master
No Existing Master

Images for Publication:

TIFF image (sent electronically via a server)*

high-resolution images suitable for publication

*For orders involving more than 10 images, additional charges may apply.

no charge
no charge*

Images for Study Use Only:

PDF file of images (sent via email)*

lower resolution images suitable for study prints and most powerpoint presentations--only images not already available on the online digital collection will be provided in this format

*For orders involving more than 10 images, charges may apply

no charge
no charge*
Microfilm and Copyflo
Existing Master
No Existing Master
Positive microfilm
$35.00 per roll
Price estimate available upon request
$25.00 minimum (up to 80 frames) plus $.50 for each additional frame
Price estimate available upon request
Other Charges
Shipping & handling (charges do not apply to orders sent electronically)

Domestic orders


International orders


Additional charges apply to large or rush orders and those requiring special handling or additional staff preparation time.

CT 6% sales tax (on orders shipped within Connecticut or picked up at the Library)

Sale of a photoduplicate does not constitute an authorization to publish or reproduce it.

The Library requests for its collections a copy of any publication in which its images are used.

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