Reproduction Requests

The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections offers limited services for the digital, photostatic, or photographic reproduction of archival and special collections materials to Library patrons. In order to best preserve our collections, the Special Collections Librarian may deny any request for reproduction that might damage the original item. It is the responsibility of the requester to comply with all applicable access restrictions and to obtain appropriate permission for reuse (see Rights and Reuse).


On-site visitors may use their own camera equipment to reproduce images selected during a research appointment at no cost.


On-site visitors may request a limited number of photocopies during a research appointment. A large quantity of photocopies may require a predetermined fee. Please contact if you are unable to visit in person and wish to have photocopies emailed or mailed to you.


The University Archives and McHugh Special Collections has the capability to scan manuscripts and photographs up to 11x17 inches as well as slides and negatives of standard sizes. Digital files will be provided at 300 dpi in a compressed JPEG or PDF format, unless other specific arrangements are made. Depending on the number and size, digital files can be delivered via download from a University file server, or on a USB drive, CD, or DVD provided by the patron.

University Archives and McHugh Special Collections staff aim to complete most small-scale digitization requests within 15 business days, though larger requests may take more time. At the time of the request, a staff member will provide a target date for completion. Rush requests will be honored to the extent possible.

Staff and equipment availability may prevent us from completing larger projects, and we reserve the right to limit the size of requests. Some larger requests may involve delivery or shipping fees.


Digitized and born digital materials published in our digital collections may be downloaded for research, education, or non-commercial personal use as high quality JPEG or PDF files. Maximum quality master files (for example, high resolution, uncompressed TIFF images) may be available to researchers upon request. Please contact and provide the Identifier indicated under the displayed digital item.


The University Archives and McHugh Special Collections does not provide prints of images from its collections, but we can refer you to third party vendors for print services.