Scanning is carried out by Special Collections staff but we also facilitate self copying in the Reading Room under the guidance of staff.

All copying must comply with current Copyright Legislation. You will be asked to complete an Application Form for each request and copies will be provided according to these Copyright Conditions.

For enquiries regarding images for research purposes, please contact in the first instance.

Scanning undertaken by staff

Staff will be happy to advise on the turn around time when the order is placed. Please note, that some older or fragile material may require specialist copying, or may be deemed too fragile to copy. Suitability will be assessed on an individual basis.

We supply digital images as PDF documents.


The self-copying service is provided as an option for making research copies only and use of tripods, lighting, or any other photographic equipment, is not permitted. Readers making self-copies may not use the camera flash, nor may they use hand-held scanners or other copying equipment which comes into contact with, or otherwise may damage, paper or text. Book rests and weights should be used to position materials safely and manipulation of the materials is not allowed.

Use of text and images for research purposes such as presentations

You may copy text and images from our web pages for research purposes, for full details, please see Terms and Conditions.