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Digitisation Service

Digitisation Service

Special Collections offers a digitisation service for our rare book and archive holdings wherever possible.

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COVID-19 notice

As part of the University’s response to coronavirus, we will be unable to satisfy any digitisation requests until further notice. The Special Collections team will still be responding to all enquiries via email and you can contact us at

How to order your digital copies

Make a note of the title and reference code of your book or archive collection, together with any specific page numbers, and then complete our Digitisation form (form is inactive as we are unable to offer any digitisation services due to the current COVID-19 situation).

Digitisation staff using camera and newspaper

We aim to complete all copy requests within one week of the confirmation of your order (please note your order will only be confirmed once payment has been received).

Occasionally, legal restrictions or the fragility of an item will prevent us from offering this service. We will advise you further in this situation.

Please note: The photographic section of the Bell (Gertrude) Archive is administered separately by School of History, Classics and Archaeology. Visit the dedicated website for details on obtaining images from this collection.

Pricing and Costs

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015

The Library is required to comply with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.  This regulates how information it creates or holds is made available for re-use.

If you have any queries about this public task statement, or wish to lodge a complaint about a decision made in relation to the Regulations, please Tell Us What You Think.