Copying Services

Our professional copying team will provide high quality copies of items from our object, archive and library collections, whether for research, publication or just to put on your wall!

Contact merl@reading.ac.uk to start the process.

Print on demand

Prices for photographs, illustrations and engineering drawings depend on size and format.

Archive and library material

High resolution scans supplied on CD or online transfer: first image/page is £15 and subsequent images/pages are £7.50 each.

Alternatively, high quality plain paper copies can be provided at a cheaper rate: first image/page is £7.50 and subsequent images/pages are £5 each.

Photograph prints

These are printed on photo quality paper. Orders can take a few weeks. Urgent orders are charged at double the standard rate.

6”x 8”: £10
8”x 10”: £10
A4: £10
12”x 16”: £15

There is a minimum postage and handling fee of £3.50 for UK orders. Overseas rates available on request.

Engineering drawings

We can provide copies of engineering drawings either folded or rolled at the following sizes and prices:

A2 A1 A0
Folded £15 £15 £15
Rolled £20 £20 £20

£30 per drawing if required at scale. Postage within the UK is free. Overseas rates are available on request.

Please note that we can only provide paper copies of engineering drawings. Orders can take around 2 weeks to process.

Photocopies

If image quality is less important, you can also get photocopies and low resolution scans of some items via our reading room and enquiry service.

(prices per side/page) B/w Colour PDF
A4 80p £1.50 £1.50
A3 80p £2.00 £1.50

There is a minimum order charge for remote photocopying orders of £5. Postage and handling is £3.50 minimum within the UK. Overseas rates are available on request.

Sometimes the condition and size of an item means that we cannot photocopy it. In these instances we would have to provide high resolution copies at the rates listed above.

Digital photography in the reading room

We allow researchers to photograph items in the reading room for personal research purposes.

This is charged at a daily or weekly rate under the following categories:
Student: £3/£7.50
UoR staff/academic: £5/£12.50
Other/public: £8/£20

Photography must be with a handheld, non-flash device and is subject to a copyright a data protection form. We do not permit tripods or stands.

We do not permit photography of original photographic material (such as photographic prints, negatives and slides) or engineering drawings. Some collections have copying restrictions and a member of staff will advise on this if it is the case.

A more detailed guide to digital photography in the reading room can be found here.

Digital image supply

Publication quality images are supplied when you obtain a licence to use our content, with prices ranging from £18.50.

We are happy to quote competitive rates for bulk digitisation-on-demand, and our academic use package now includes reproduction rights. You can also order basic scans of some items via our reading room and enquiry service.

You may need to obtain a licence to use our content, so please ask us  at merl@reading.ac.uk.