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Reproduction Orders

The library offers a wide range of photoduplication services for materials in its collections to assist scholars in their research. See services and prices below. To order reproductions, please send an email with as much information as possible to historical.library@yale.edu

Many items from the Medical Historical Library’s collections are digitized and are available to download for free from our digital library, or in our book collection in Internet Archive, part of the Medical Heritage Library.  Patrons are encouraged to check these digital collections before placing their order. 

All requests are subject to review by Medical Historical Library staff. The library reserves the right to revise an order due to preservation concerns or time constraints. Additional charges may apply to complex and large orders requiring special handling. Please note that some materials may be too fragile or too large to be scanned.

Normal turn-around time is normally 48 hours to three weeks, although some formats can be produced in a shorter period of time. Turn-around time is dependent upon the complexity and size of the order and the format of the reproduction. If a deadline is involved, readers must discuss the timeline for reproduction orders with our staff. The Medical Historical Library accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment.

The library’s charge for a reproduction does not imply an authorization to publish or reproduce it.  Please see our Permissions and Copyright page for more information. 

Reproduction & Distribution of electronic files:  In accordance with copyright legislation, Title 17, Chapter 1, born-digital collection materials may not be copied or distributed in digital form outside the Library. To assist scholars in their research, the Library will consider requests for printed copies.


Minimum charge of $3 for orders placed via email, phone or postal mail.




TIFF file format

$7  per scan

EXISTING TIFF file in the Digital Library*

$3 per file

Scanned color PDF or JPEG image**

$.40 per scan

 *The first 10 files ordered by individuals with an active Yale NetID are gratis.

**Current Yale students, faculty, and staff may receive up to 100  PDF scans free of charge per academic year, then $.40 per scan

Download existing JPGS at no charge from our Digitized Collections.

All Digital Images are delivered electronically.

Audio and Video Files

The reproduction or reformatting of audiovisual materials is dependent on the condition of the original and may take considerably longer than other formats.  Pricing varies depending on the original format.  Contact historical.library@yale.edu to inquire about specific items.


The Library can also provide paper copies made from pre-existing microfilm (or, copyflo). A self-service microfilm reader/printer is available for patron use in the Medical Library, where readers may also create PDF files to save on a flash drive.


Per reel

Copy of Already Existing Positive Microfilm