Rights & Reproductions

Quality scans of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use at the discretion of Bryn Mawr College. There is a fee for digital scans but there are no additional fees for usage rights. Please note that the scanning fee may be reduced or waived on a case-by-case basis for certain research and publication usages, so please contact us for more details. In most cases, orders will be completed in 2-4 weeks from the date the request is received. The preferred method for delivery of digital files is via e-mail or FTP. When electronic delivery is not possible, a minimum $5 shipping fee will be added to all domestic orders unless arrangements are made to have the materials picked up or shipped at the requester's expense.

Please note that we provide digital files only. If you would like print reproductions of digital files, we suggest that you contact a local copy shop or photography shop that provides digital printing services.

Orders may be placed:

  • via our online submission form (for orders of 10 items or fewer)
  • via e-mail to: repros@brynmawr.edu
  • via phone: 610-526-5289
Please provide any information about the item(s) that you are requesting that might asssist us in locating the item (e.g. accession number, web link, title, etc.). Please also note how you will be using the item (for personal, research, or publication purposes). If you are requesting the scan for publication purposes, please also provide information about the publication (publisher, author, title, print run, etc.).

An invoice will be forwarded to you requesting payment at the time the digital file is sent. Payment can be made via cash or check. Make checks payable to Bryn Mawr College Library.

Remit payment to:

Special Collections
Canaday Library
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899


The fees listed below do not include the costs for rush jobs, extended research, or for all material types; contact repros@brynmawr.edu for details.


Materials fees
Scanning/processing fee: $10 per image
(subject to change)

  • Files provided for print publication will be 300 dpi or 400 dpi unless otherwise requested.
  • Files provided for research and personal study will be in lower-resolution JPEG format unless otherwise requested.
  • Some materials may be available only in lower resolutions.
  • Files will be supplied in 8-bit RGB color depth unless otherwise requested.
While we do not charge additional fees for permission to use in publication, we ask that you abide by the following Terms and Conditions

  • Permission is for one-time, non-exclusive use and will be granted in writing from Bryn Mawr College.
  • Credit must be given to Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and, if known, the creator of the work.
  • The image may not be used for other purposes, be altered in significant ways, or be sold or given to others, without the written permission of Bryn Mawr College.
  • The requester is solely responsible for clearing the copyright with the rights holder. Requests for reproductions of copyrighted images will not be processed until Bryn Mawr College has been provided with a copy of written clearance of such rights from the rights holder. Bryn Mawr College makes no warranties or representations and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any claims against the requester, the publisher, or Bryn Mawr College by artists, their agents, estates, or by any parties in connection with the reproduction of this work in the collections of Bryn Mawr College.
  • At least one copy of the publication is requested for the College's files. For scholarly articles, a reprint or photocopy with one full reference is requested. For web-based publications, please send the URL to repros@brynmawr.edu.
  • Send copies of publications to:

    Special Collections
    Canaday Library
    Bryn Mawr College
    101 N. Merion Ave.
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
    Attn: Marianne Hansen



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 by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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. We reserve the right to refuse a copying order if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.