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This service provides photocopies and scans of material from our collections.

For costs, see the Image and print prices. Please note that minimum charges apply to all orders.

After you submit an enquiry, we will send you a quote by email within 10 working days. The quote will include a link to pay through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can use a credit card. To find out about other payment options, please contact enquiries@nls.uk.

Your personal information will be held and used by the National Library of Scotland for the purposes of responding to your enquiry and processing your order. For full information see our Privacy page, in particular our Purchases and Enquiries privacy notices.

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Your copies
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You must state the reference number for Archives and Manuscript Collections. If you are in the Special Collections Reading Room please speak to a member of staff before completing this form.

Use this box to specify:

  1. enlargements/reductions/actual size
  2. seamed maps, georeferenced map images, etc.
  3. any other special requirements

Personal

By requesting a personal copy of in-copyright material I declare that:

  • I have not previously been supplied with a copy of this material by any library;
  • I require the copy for the purposes of research for a non-commercial purpose or for private study, will use the copy only for those purposes and will not supply the copy to any other person; and
  • (in the case of copies requested from published works only) to the best of my knowledge, no other person with whom I work or study has made, or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

I understand that if I make a declaration that is false in a material particular the copy supplied to me by the Library will be an infringing copy and I will be responsible for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

In addition, in the case of copies requested from unpublished works only, to the best of my knowledge:

  • this material was not published or communicated to the public before it was placed in the collections of the National Library of Scotland and
  • the copyright owner(s) of this material has not prohibited the copying of the material

Publication, reproduction or distribution

This can be for print, digital format or broadcast.

Commercial research (CLA licence)

A 'copyright cleared' copy for commercial research on payment of the appropriate fee, charged on behalf of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).

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Image and print prices

Photographic quality prints

Vibrant, realistic prints on 170 grams/m2 paper that closely resemble the original. Can be enlarged or reduced.

Print A4
210 mm x 297 mm or 8.3" x 11.7"
£7.50 (£6.25 exc. VAT)
Print A3
297 mm x 420 mm or 11.7" x 16.5
£10.80 (£9.00 exc. VAT)
Print A2
420 mm x 594 mm or 16.5" x 23.4"
£14.70 (£12.25 exc. VAT)
Print A1
594 mm x 841 mm or 23.4" x 33.3"
£22.20 (£18.50 exc. VAT)
Print A0
841 mm x 1189 mm or 33.3" x 46.8"
£33.00 (£27.50 exc. VAT)
Print 2A0
1189 mm x 1682 mm or 46.8" x 66.6"
£66.00 (£55.00 exc. VAT)

B&W photocopies

Black and white copies on 90 grams/m2 paper. Can be enlarged or reduced.

B&W photocopy A4
210 mm x 297 mm or 8.3" x 11.7"
£1.00 (£0.83 exc. VAT)
B&W photocopy A3
297 mm x 420 mm or 11.7" x 16.5"
£1.10 (£0.92 exc. VAT)
B&W photocopy A2
420 mm x 594 mm or 16.5" x 23.4"
£10.20 (£8.50 exc. VAT)
B&W photocopy A1
594 mm x 841 mm or 23.4" x 33.3"
£11.40 (£9.50 exc. VAT)
B&W photocopy A0
841 mm x 1189 mm or 33.3" x 46.8"
£12.60 (£10.50 exc. VAT)
B&W photocopy 2A0
1189 mm x 1682 mm or 46.8" x 66.6"
£25.20 (£21.00 exc. VAT)

Colour photocopies

Colour copies on 90 grams/m2 paper. Can be enlarged or reduced.

Colour photocopy A4
210 mm x 297 mm or 8.3" x 11.7"
£1.80 (£1.50 exc. VAT)
Colour photocopy A3
297 mm x 420 mm or 11.7" x 16.5
£3.72 (£3.10 exc. VAT)

Microform prints

Microform print A4
210 mm x 297 mm or 8.3" x 11.7"
£1.30 (£1.08 exc. VAT)
Microform print A3
297 mm x 420 mm or 11.7" x 16.5
£1.80 (£1.50 exc. VAT)
Microform print A2
420 mm x 594 mm or 16.5" x 23.4"
£7.20 (£6.00 exc. VAT)
Microform print A1
594 mm x 841 mm or 23.4" x 33.3"
£8.70 (£7.25 exc. VAT)

Digital images

Digital image (GEOTIFF, electronic download)
A geo-referenced TIFF image file supplied by electronic download
£24.60 (£20.50 exc. VAT)
Digital image (JPEG, electronic download, existing scan)
A JPEG file supplied by electronic download
£12.00 (£10.00 exc. VAT)
Digital image (TIFF, electronic download, existing scan)
A TIFF file supplied by electronic download
£18.60 (£15.50 exc. VAT)
Digital image (JPEG, electronic download, new scan, 1st scan)
A JPEG file supplied by electronic download that requires a new scan to be made
£16.50 (£13.75 exc. VAT)
Digital image (TIFF, electronic download, new scan,1st scan)
A TIFF file supplied by electronic download that requires a new scan to be made
£21.00 (£17.50 exc. VAT)
Digital image (JPEG, electronic download, new scan, additional scans)
A JPEG file supplied by electronic download that requires a new scan to be made
£4.08 (£3.40 exc. VAT)
Digital image (TIFF, electronic download, new scan, additional scans)
A TIFF file supplied by electronic download that requires a new scan to be made
£5.28 (£4.40 exc. VAT)

Digital documents

Digital document (PDF, price per opening, electronic download)
A PDF file supplied by electronic download (price is per opening)
£1.75 (£1.46 exc. VAT)

Please note: We cannot deliver prints larger than A1 outside of the United Kingdom.

Post and packing prices
UK EU World
A3 or smaller prints/photocopies £7.26 (£6.05 exc. VAT) £11.50 exc. VAT £17.50 exc. VAT
A2 or larger prints/photocopies £13.86 (£11.55 exc. VAT) £15.95 exc. VAT £27.00 exc. VAT