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Order Reproductions from Schlesinger Library

Order Reproductions for Personal, Research Use

We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests, which is causing an increase in turnaround times for researcher requests. Harvard affiliate requests continue to be prioritized.

COVID-19 Update:

The Library building is currently closed to all researchers but we are open online. For more information about our services and ways to get in touch, please visit the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian page. We’ve  also posted a guide to help you locate resources online during the closure. Research questions can be submitted via the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian webform.

The majority of staff continue to work remotely, but a few staff members are on-site to work with collections and to provide limited digitization services. Requests submitted by Harvard students and faculty will have first priority. Other researcher requests will be responded to as staff capacity allows. Please note that response times may be affected as we assist Harvard students and faculty with their remote learning and research needs.  We appreciate your patience.

Please note: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, scanning services may be suspended if staff are not able to be onsite.

Please complete the form below to request scans for personal research use. These scans may be used to support private study, research, or classroom teaching, and will not be shared, put on deposit at another repository, or otherwise be made accessible.

Take note:

  • Researchers must identify and select the materials to be scanned. 
  • Researchers may order up to 5 folders (indicated by the item identifiers) of scanned materials.
  • Harvard faculty and students, Radcliffe Fellows and Schlesinger Library grant recipients are encouraged to discuss their scanning needs with a Research Librarian via the Ask a Schlesinger Librarian webform.
  • All requests are subject to the approval of library staff as well as copyright law.
  • Scan requests are completed in the order received with priority given to Harvard students and faculty.
  • Turnaround is dependent upon the complexity of the order, volume of requests currently in the queue, and availability of staff time. Rush orders cannot be accommodated.
  • Scans will be delivered electronically. No hard copies will be provided.