Request scans

Request to reproduce items

Requests for scans and high resolution files of digital materials should be placed through your TASCR account. Start your search in the Tufts Digital Library. Once you identify material that you would like reproduced, you may place a request using the “My List” feature available on each page. Contact us at archives@tufts.edu if you have any questions.

 

Fees and payments

ServiceCost
Photocopying (self-service in our Reading Room)* 1-10 pages, no fee, then $0.10 per page for each additional page.
Scanning (self-service in our Reading Room)* No fee.
Scanning (remote requests) 1-10 pages, no fee, then $0.25 for each additional page.
High-resolution scans $5 per image.
Audio tape digitization Cost of labor, materials, and/or vendor charges. Please contact DCA for information and options on fees.
   

* Please note that all patrons must consult with staff before using the self-service photocopier/scanner.

Please contact the DCA for volume pricing on any of these services.

In order to provide equitable access, users are limited to 500 pages of scanning or photocopying by DCA staff per calendar year. This limit does not apply to donors of collections material.

Fees do not apply to Tufts University administrative offices, departments, or schools or affiliated students and faculty, or collection donors. Orders from these offices or individuals in excess of 200 pages should be approved by the University Archivist.

Images that are requested for use in Tufts publications or for purposes that are directly Tufts-related are provided free of charge.

Please note that payment is accepted via our online payment portal, in cash, or by check drawn on a US bank and made payable to Trustees of Tufts College.

Payment must be received before we will release an image. Exceptions must be approved by the University Archivist.

Please contact the DCA for information regarding international payments.

Requests to copy DCA material constitute an agreement that you will not reproduce, transfer, distribute, broadcast, publicly display, offer for sale, or otherwise use or publish any material subject to copyright, or a portion thereof, in excess of fair use, as defined by copyright law, without the express permission of the copyright holder.

Please note that while DCA owns the materials in our collections, we usually do not own the copyright to these materials, except where it has been explicitly transferred to Tufts University. You are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of materials and obtaining permission to use material from the copyright holder. DCA cannot provide permission to publish or distribute materials when Tufts University is not the copyright holder.

We reserve the right to limit the number of copies made; to restrict the use of rare and valuable items; and to deny a request because of copyright regulations, privacy rights, donor­imposed regulations, or other rights related issues.