The Special Collections & Rare Books Department provides duplication services for items from the collections, but reserves the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to condition, size, copyright, staff availability or donor requirements.
Ordering Copies and Scans for Personal Use
To request reproductions from books, printed, or archival materials, please complete a Request for Scans or Photocopies for Personal Use.
For fastest service, contact a staff member at SpecialCollections@missouri.edu with your request. After confirming fees, please mail the request form and payment to:
Special Collections and Rare Books
401 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65201
Request forms and payment must be received before scans or photocopies can be delivered.
Scans and photocopies of books, images, and archival materials must always be made by staff members and will incur the charges as stated in the Reproduction Price List. Our digital imaging equipment allows resolutions up to 600dpi. Files can be delivered in a variety of formats.
Special Collections & Rare Books staff does not perform complex image manipulations or supply bibliographical references for duplicated images.
- Digital scan: $5.00 per image
Standard Photocopy Charge for Historical Materials:
$0.25 per copy for 8.5 x 11
$0.25 per copy for 8.5 x 14
$0.35 per copy for 11 x 17
- Color Photocopy Charge:
- $1.00 per copy for 8.5 x 11
- $1.00 per copy for 8.5 x 14
- $1.95 per copy for 11 x 17
- Document Delivery Charge:
- Email (low-res only), download, pick up using personal flash drive: free
- CD-R: $1.00 per disc
Mailing & Handling Charge:
$2.50 per package if there are fewer than 50 copies.
Charges increase proportionately for orders in excess of 50 copies.
Charges for international mailing depend upon specific destinations.
Mailing and handling charges include mailing within the U.S. for orders under 50 copies. Charges increase proportionately for orders in excess of 50 copies. Charges for international mailing depend upon specific destinations.
Microfilm, microfiche, and micro-opaque copiers and digital scanners are available for patron use at no charge in the Special Collections Department. Patrons must make their own microfilm and microfiche copies. Distance patrons may request microforms via interlibrary loan. Accommodations will be made for patrons with disabilities.
Permission to Publish or Display
For more information, see Publishing Special Collections Materials.
Copyright compliance is the user’s responsibility. Duplication of some collections is restricted or prohibited. See Copyright Policies for more information.