UC Berkeley Library

Photoduplication Services

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Interlibrary Services
133 Doe Library
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

(510) 643-6151

Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Calendar of hours

Photoduplication Service provides fee-based access through photoreproductions of a variety of materials within the UC Berkeley library collections to other institutions, organizations and the general public. We supply a variety of services, from scans of journal articles to technical photographic work, including the reproduction of glossy and matte prints, negatives, slides, and microfilm, and digital imaging of maps and other material.


Photoduplication Service is available to any institution or individual.

How to submit requests

  • Photoduplication Request Form: For photoduplication from monographs, journals, and other formats. Also use this form when requesting digital reproductions of microfilms.
  • Map Duplication Request Form: For duplications of maps.
  • OCLC Requests: Accepted from other institutions, organizations and libraries. Please list CUY twice consecutively in the Lender String.
  • Fax requests (preferably typed): Use an ALA form, company letterhead, or purchase order and fax to (510) 643-8476.
  • Mail-in requests (preferably typed): Use the standard ILL form (preferred), official letterhead or purchase orders. Please submit a separate request for each journal or monographic title with your complete address on each page.
    Mail requests to:
    • Interlibrary Services
      133 Doe Library
      UC Berkeley
      Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
  • Phone requests: not accepted.


We accept payment via credit card, check, invoice or IFM (for OCLC requests). IFLA vouchers are accepted for webform requests. Cost quotes for other technical photographic work are available on request.

Reproductions from hard copy originals

  • $17.00 per item: 1-50 scans
  • $33.00 per item: 51-150 scans
  • $50.00 per item: 151-250 scans
  • $66.00 per item: 251-350 scans
  • $83.00 per item: 351-450 scans
  • $99.00 per item: 451-550 scans
  • $115.00 per item: 551-650 scans
  • $132.00 per item: 651-750 scans
  • $149.00 per item: 751-850 scans
  • $165.00 per item: 851-950 scans

Rush Processing (available for up to 150 pages):

  • $33.00 per item, 1-50 scans: processed in 24 hours
  • $50.00 per item, 51-150 scans: processed in 24 hours
  • $50.00 per item, 1-50 scans: processed in 4 hours
  • $66.00 per item, 51-150 scans: processed in 4 hours

Digital Reproduction (publication-quality):

  • $40.00 per single-image scan from bound original
  • $35.00 per single-image scan from unbound original

Map Duplication:

  • $25.00 per image: delivered online to our server for download

Extra Labor:

  • $20.00 per hour/prorated
  • In addition to copying fees, a research fee is charged for orders requiring unusual staff effort. In these cases, work will not proceed until authorized.


Postage costs are generally included. Completed work is sent via first class mail within the U.S., airmail outside of the U.S. Delivery by FedEx is available, billed to your FedEx account. Other delivery options may be arranged. Additional fees may apply.


Photoduplication of material in the UC Berkeley collection may be requested using the Photoduplication Request Form. Scanned images are posted to the web, and the requestor is sent a secure, temporary link and access instructions.

  • UC Berkeley’s Digital Imaging Lab (DIL) produces high-resolution images (up to publication quality) from bound and unbound originals.
    • $40.00 per single-image scan from bound original
    • $35.00 per single-image scan from unbound original
    • Turnaround time for DIL projects is approximately seven (7) business days, though this may vary depending on the work load.
  • Rush processing is available, though this will double the cost of the project.
  • Pre-payment is required on a case-by-case basis.
  • Accepted forms of payment are credit card, check, and departmental re-charge accounts.

Map Duplication

Duplication of maps in the UC Berkeley Library collection may be requested using the Map Duplication Request Form. Maps are scanned at 400dpi and are made available as TIFF files via e-mail.

Dissertations and Theses

  • Doctoral dissertations from September 1962-December 1970, and from December 1975 on, are available from ProQuest.
  • All other UC Berkeley dissertations and theses should be requested from the Photoduplication Service. If available, they will be scanned and transmitted electronically.
  • Microfilm reproduction is available for $125.00 for domestic requests and $130.00 for overseas requests.
  • Contact the Photoduplication Service for availability and cost estimates.

Microfilm Reproduction

Microfilm reproduction is available for any item for which we have a master negative microfilm copy (monographs, newspapers, etc.). We provide a positive copy, and the charge is $125.00 per reel for US requests, and $130.00 per reel if we are shipping outside the US.


  • Individuals: Prepayment is required. Price quotations will be provided (possible quote fee assessed for large orders.)
  • Libraries, businesses and other organizations: Invoices are sent monthly. Prepayment required in some cases (e.g., for large orders).
  • Foreign requests: Prepayment by credit card, cashier's check, or traveler's check may be required. IFLA vouchers are accepted for webform requests.


  • All payments must be in US funds.
  • Payment may be made by check or money order (payable to the U.C. Regents) or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).
  • For credit card payment, please supply:
    • Name on the card
    • Credit card number
    • Expiration date
    • Credit card type (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover)
  • Please do not send credit card information via e-mail.
  • Please do not send cash or wire transfer.


All reproductions are supplied in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The Library can neither grant nor refuse permission to use material to which it does not hold copyright. The Library retains all rights to commercial reproduction of material to which it does hold copyright.

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