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The Special Collections team can provide copies of books, manuscripts and photographs.

Most items can be copied up to A2 size and are available in paper or digital format. Prices and timescales will be individually quoted. Copying is subject to restrictions imposed by copyright, donor agreements, and the physical condition of individual items.

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

No copies supplied by Special Collections may be further reproduced without written permission. Copying of Special Collections material is undertaken subject to approval.

Where the material, from which the copy has been requested, is still within copyright, the copy is supplied to you on condition that:

  • You have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by the University of St Andrews Library or any other library.
  • You will not use the copy except for research or private study and you will not supply a copy of it to any other person.
  • To the best of your knowledge no other person with whom you work or study has made or intends to make, at about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

You understand that if the declaration is false the copy supplied to you will be an infringing copy and that you shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if you had made the copy yourself.

Where the rights in the material supplied to you rest with the University of St Andrews, no further copying or reproduction is allowed without the written permission of the Assistant Director of Library (Special Collections).