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Special Collections for the Student Worker

Camera Use

Special Collections seeks to provide our researchers with the highest levels of service possible. To this end, researchers are welcome to bring cameras and cell phones into the Reading Room, provided that they do not use flash photography. If researchers would like a scan or a copy of an item, we can look into providing a high quality scan or copy on a case by case basis, based on the condition of the item and other factors. Megan will make the final decision.


  • Photographs may be used only for private study, scholarship and research.
  • Do not publish the photographs in print, post them on the Internet, or exhibit them without permission
  • Images may not be donated, sold, or provided to another repository.
  • Publication-quality images must be requested from the library.
  • It is the user’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish from Special Collections staff or the appropriate copyright owners.


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 a photography request when, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law.