Reproducing and Photographing Special Collections Materials

Lincoln University Langston Hughes Memorial Library will permit a reasonable amount of photocopying from its print and manuscript holdings, but reserves the right to restrict copying from any of its collections and to deny requests for copies.

Not all materials may be photocopied, for reasons such as preservation, age, or rarity.

Photocopies of documents in Special Collections are for personal research only. Copies may not be donated to other repositories by the recipient, and may not be further reproduced without explicit permission of the Lincoln University Langston Hughes Memorial Library. Under the provisions of the Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), which governs photocopies and other reproductions, the photocopy or reproduction may not be

  • "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."

If a researcher makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that researcher may be liable for copyright infringement.

Applications to reproduce Special Collections materials must be submitted online or through the Library Program Assistant's office.

All requests for photography must be approved as well as the use of a digital camera in the Reading Room. Approved photography is allowed by appointment ONLY. Please call 484-365-7366 to make an appointment.

A copy stand for photography is available for use in the Special Collections reading room.

Scans or digital photographs also require permission from the Library Director. Special Collections is only able to accommodate scanning requests on a limited basis.

Permission to reproduce or to photograph material does not imply permission to publish.