Reproduction Policy

Reproductions are provided by Pitts Theology Library as a service to researchers for their private study and use on a fee-for-service basis. The library does not sell reproductions and reproductions provided may not be further reproduced without prior permission. In order to ensure the careful handling of Special Collections materials, all reproduction is done by the Special Collections staff. Researchers are allowed, under certain circumstances, to use personal digital cameras to reproduce images of Special Collections items; please refer to our Digital Camera Policy.

To request a reproduction of a Special Collections item, contact the Special Collections Research Assistant ( Patrons using the material in the Graham-Jeschke Reading Room must first ask a staff member for instructions as soon as the material for reproduction has been identified. Do not remove any items for copying until these instructions have been given. A reproduction request form will be provided and specific instructions will be given upon request.

Conditions of Reproduction

The department may set limits on reproductions based on available staff time, copyright, and the fragility of the materials. The department reserves the right to refuse reproduction of any materials which are judged too fragile. Restricted archival materials or items not owned by Pitts Theology Library will only be reproduced with special written permission.

Permissions and Copyright Information

Note that permission to obtain photocopies does not constitute permission to publish the photocopied materials. See our Permission to Publish page for information on obtaining permission to publish materials from our archives and manuscript collections.

The patron must assume full responsibility for any infringement on copyright or for any other legal issues, such as libel or invasion of privacy, which may arise from the patron's use of the copies. Persons using manuscripts should be aware that unpublished materials (including letters, diaries, memoranda, literary manuscripts, photographs, films, audiotapes, and materials in digital formats) are protected by the copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) and any use beyond "fair use" may be an infringement. For more information, see our Copyright Guidelines page.

Reproduction Options

For reproduction of archives, manuscripts, and rare books, contact the Special Collections Reference Assistant at 404-727-1223 or For reproduction of audiovisual and other special format materials, contact the Curator of Archives and Manuscripts at 404-727-1222 or


  • Requests for photocopies: $0.50 per page for manuscripts; $0.75 per page for books
  • Requests for copies of born-digital files: $0.50 per page
  • Additional charge per 100 pages: $5.00
  • Price per page increases to $.75/page when more than 200 pages are requested in a six month period.
  • Pitts Library will send photocopy requests digitally as PDFs through your Special Collections Request System account.
  • If you would prefer physical photocopies, shipping and handling charges will be assessed: $5.00 (minimum) or actual cost.

Digital Images and Audio/Visual Materials

  • Per image fee for low-resolution digital images (100 dpi): $0.75
  • Per image fee for medium-resolution digital images (PowerPoint or web quality, 200 dpi): $5.00
  • Per image fee for high-resolution digital images (Publication quality, 400 dpi): $10.00
  • Per audio file: $20.00
  • Per video file: $25.00

Audio recordings will be digitized and saved as uncompressed 96 kHz/24-bit WAV files. Video recordings are saved as high quality 4:2:2 MOVs. Films are scanned at a higher resolution than video, 2K ProRes 4444 MOVs.

Please contact the Special Collections Reference Assistant ( for further instructions and information regarding payment.