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Digital Reproduction Services

We can scan limited portions of our books or journals by request and give you the digital files. We do not produce print reproductions.

Reasons we might decline your request:

  • it would cause irreparable damage to the original item,
  • the item is already freely and readily accessible in digital format,
  • we believe scanning the item would violate copyright law.

Fees for Digital Reproductions

Original Format
Bound, printed document or book Up to 11" x 17" $5.00 for the first scan
$1.00 for subsequent scans
Between 11" x 17" and 48" on the shortest side $4.00 per scan
Bound fragile printed document or book Up to 48" on shortest side $4.00 per scan
Unbound document, sheets of paper, or maps Up to 11" x 17" $1.00 per scan
Between 11" x 17" and 48" on the shortest side $4.00 per scan
$15.00 for stitching
All formats Larger than 48" on shortest side Contact

for pricing

How to Order

To request scan(s), follow the instructions below:

  1. Print out the Digital Reproduction Request Form (pdf) (8.5" x 14" form)
  2. Fill out and sign the form. Unsigned forms will not be processed.
  3. Submit ONE form at a time. When your request has been filled, you may fill out an additional form.
  4. Attach payment to completed request form. The State Library of North Carolina will only accept checks or money orders. Make checks payable to: Department of Cultural Resources.
  5. If you are a State Agency and wish to request scans, you may pay through e-payment. See e-payment instructions on form.
  6. Mail form AND payment to:
    Digitization Program
    ATTN: Digital Reproduction
    4643 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4643
  7. Questions or comments? Email us:


The State Library of North Carolina makes no representation as to whether or not a work in its collection is protected under copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Patrons seeking to reproduce, display or publish in any way materials held by the State Library of North Carolina should refer to the most current copyright legislation for information relating to the use of published materials. It is the patron's responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this law and, where necessary, to seek permission to publish, display or reproduce materials from copyright holders. Under certain conditions specified in the copyright law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a patron makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the patron may be liable for copyright infringement.