UConn Archives & Special Collections strives to make our resources open and accessible to all patrons in an equitable manner.
Reproductions of items from the collections are made available for one-time use for research, teaching and private study and may not be further copied or made available to another researcher or repository without prior permission. Permission to publish or otherwise use reproductions for a commercial purpose must be obtained in writing from Archives & Special Collections and the copyright holder. Each researcher must assume full responsibility for any legal questions that may arise as a result of use of reproductions.
We reserve the right to refuse to reproduce materials in our collections if they might be damaged by the reproduction process, if the intellectual integrity of the collection will be jeopardized, or if reproduction is restricted by United States Copyright Law or by donor agreement.
Submit your reproduction request here.
Our reference scanning service is free* and available for personal research. Reference scans are sent as full color 150 dpi PDFs. Submit your reproduction request here.
- High resolution scans (600 dpi TIFF, full color) can be requested if necessary and may incur charges.
- Oversize scan requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- Audio/video reproduction services are available upon request. Some services are processed through outside labs and fees vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to request a quote.
*Commercial reproduction fees still apply, and fee schedules may be discussed and applied for large-quantity orders.
Self-service photography for personal reference purposes is permitted for certain collections. Photographs taken may not be further copied or made available to another researcher or institution without prior permission. Permission to publish or use reproductions for any commercial purpose must be obtained in writing. Photographs taken in the Reading Room are subject to copyright, privacy, and data protection legislation.
We do not offer physical self-service photo-copying in our reading room. Consult with ASC staff to arrange use of the copy stand.
We do not allow:
- Handheld scanners
- Bridge or super-zoom compact cameras
- Professional photography equipment
- All camera sounds must be turned off
- NO flash allowed
- Materials must remain in their folder, Mylar sleeve, or book cradle
- ASC staff reserves the right to deny self-service photography requests
Commercial use of reproductions of Archives & Special Collections materials is subject to approval and fees may be charged for such use. Permission to use reproductions must be obtained in advance and in writing from Archives & Special Collections by completing the Reproduction Request Form. Fees are assessed in addition to reproduction costs, are for non-exclusive use and are separate from any which might be assessed by the copyright holder. Only those images actually used in publication are subject to commercial use fees. Commercial use fees are waived for scholarly and non-profit publishers.
Books, Guides, Brochures per image
1-5,000 copies $25
5,001-10,000 copies $50
10,001-25,000 copies $75
Over 25,000 copies $100
Magazines, Periodicals per image
Under 50,000 circulation $50
50,001-100,000 circulation $75
Over 100,000 circulation $100
Broadcast Media and Digital Distribution per image
Motion picture, Television $100
CD-ROM, DVD (1-5,000 copies) $25
CD-ROM, DVD (5,001 to 25,000 copies) $50
CD-ROM, DVD (25,001 or more copies) $75
Internet (1 year use) $100
Other per image
Display in commercial offices, stores, restaurants $75
Merchandise (up to 1,000 units/copies) $25
Merchandise (1,001 to 5,000 units/copies) $50
Merchandise (5,001 to 10,000 units/copies) $75
Merchandise (10,001 or more units/copies) $100
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 reproduction. 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.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Permission to examine materials is not an authorization to publish from them. Permission to publish or otherwise use reproductions for a commercial purpose must be obtained in writing from Archives & Special Collections. An application for permission to publish should identify the items to be published. Researchers who plan eventual publication of their work should inquire about possible copyright restrictions. In the case where the University of Connecticut is not the owner of copyright or literary rights, permission to publish must be obtained from the owner(s) of the copyright. Each researcher must assume full responsibility for any legal questions that may arise as a result of their use of materials. Exclusive rights to examine or publish materials will not be granted.
Researchers using material in a published work are requested to credit Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library. A free copy of scholarly print publications is to be presented to Archives & Special Collections as soon as the work is completed.