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Yale University special collections will reproduce collection materials, in compliance with donor stipulations and with the fair use clause of the United States copyright law, when such reproduction can be done without damage to individual items. The Library offers a wide range of duplication services for materials in its collections to assist scholars in their research. YUL special collections staff and contracted vendors provide these copying services. All requests are subject to review by special collections staff. The following terms and conditions apply in all cases:
Each of Yale's special collections repositories offers reproduction services for their materials. Procedures and prices relating to reproduction services may vary by repository. Follow the links below for more information about each repository's procedures, pricing, and any special policies.
Arts Library Special Collections
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Divinity Special Collections
Lewis Walpole Library
Manuscripts & Archives
Medical Historical Library
Music Library Special Collections