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Fees & Payments

Special Collections is pleased to provide reproductions of our textual, visual and audio materials, when such reproductions will not damage the original or violate any restrictions on the materials. Prepayment is required on all orders. To make a request and receive a quote for reproducing materials, email

See Rights & Reproductions for copyright and use information. 


Researchers are highly encouraged to use a digital camera for personal research use. No fees will be charged for such use. See Photography & Video Policies.


Service   Fee             
Paper photocopy or PDF (no charge for 10 pages or fewer)   $.25/page
Existing digital file (incl. oral histories)   free
High resolution digital scans New image: $5/scan
Audiovisual reproduction off-site - Contact Special Collections   At vendor cost
Hardware (CD, DVD, jump drive)   At vendor cost
Mailing service charge U.S.:
Five College mailing service charge   $2/order


Contact Special Collections to obtain the total charges for the services you are requesting. Payment must be received before services are delivered.

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Checks (made payable to Smith College),
  • Money orders
  • Credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express) - Pay your invoice online

Processing Time

Due to unusually high demand caused by the pandemic, special collections can not commit to a specific turn around time for reproduction orders. Digitization and delivery is dependent on staff capacity. Requests will be managed in the order that they are received.