Answered By: Abbey
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2023     Views: 27

You are welcome to take photos with any kind of device of materials in our collections for research purposes, unless the finding aid specifically restricts it.  We also have two scanners available for patron use in the reading room, though some material may be too delicate for scanning. Reference staff can assist you with using the scanners.

Though we allow photos and scans, permission to photograph and scan does not convey the right to reproduce or publish.  They are for use by patrons for research, teaching, and private study. Unauthorized distribution or commercial use of reproductions is not permitted.

Responsibility for copyright clearance is assumed by you.  In most cases, we do not possess copyright of the material in the collections.

See Northwestern University Libraries’ full Rights, Permissions and Reproductions Policies