Most materials at the McCracken Research Library including books, manuscripts, archival documents, photographs, maps, and ephemera, may be photocopied. Self-service photocopying is available for modern, published works. All other photocopying, including that of archival material, photographs, and rare or fragile materials is done by library staff. Some materials may not be photocopied due to the size or fragility of the item, or due to copyright restrictions.
The McCracken Research Library reserves the right to limit the number of copies made from any single collection. The Library abides by all existing copyright laws and will not knowingly violate these laws.
All photocopy orders require a Photocopy Order Form. In most cases, ordering photocopies requires a personal visit to the library to identify materials. In some cases, if provided specific and precise information as to what your photocopy needs are, we may furnish materials requested by phone or e-mail. Please contact us for further information.
The cost is dependent on the type of photocopy, the material photocopied, and how quickly the photocopies are completed. Prices are listed on the Photocopy Order Form.
It is not necessary to pay for photocopies in advance; the work can be invoiced, or you can pay when the completed work is picked up.
Generally, photocopies can be produced in 24 hours, dependent upon staff availability. Rush service is available for an additional fee. Large orders, or orders placed during busy periods may take longer.
Completed Photocopy Orders
Completed photocopy orders can be picked up at the library. To check on order status please call the reference desk at 307-578-4059.
All mail orders are sent USPS. Shipping is based on the current Priority Mail rate, plus $2.50 shipping and handling.
Other Types of Photocopies
Color photocopies are not available. To obtain a color reproduction, a color print from a scan of the desired material must be made.
Most of collection maps and other oversized materials are not available for reproduction. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. To inquire regarding the possibility of reproducing oversize materials, related fees, and processes, please contact us.
Proper Use of Photocopies
In giving permission to copy, quote from, or publish a manuscript or other material, the library does not surrender its own right to print such material or to grant this permission to others. Researchers must assume full responsibility for use of the material and for conformity to laws of libel and copyright or publication rights and restrictions. In the event donors have retained literary rights to their materials, researchers must obtain written permission before publication of such material. If permission to publish is granted, location of the material must be indicated in the work, and a complimentary copy shall be presented to the library as soon as the work is published.
All reproductions (of whatever nature, in all media) are provided for the researcher’s individual use and may not be published.