LibrariesSpecial CollectionsReproduction Services
Reproduction Services

Reproduction Services

  • Reproduction requests must be submitted through your Special Collections research account.
  • There are no self-service reproduction services available in the reading room. Personal scanners are not permitted.
  • Subject to copyright or any other legal restrictions and policies set forth here, researchers are welcome to use smartphones and other personal, hand-held digital cameras to photograph collection materials in the reading room for personal use; all devices should be placed in silent mode.
  • Images/documents available via UT’s digital collections must be requested through Digital Library Initiatives.


  • A $10 processing/handling fee is required for all requests.
  • Low resolution scans cost $3 per page.
  • High resolution scans, 400 dpi minimum, cost $10 per page.
  • There is no fee to digitize University of Tennessee, Knoxville theses and dissertations.
  • We only accept check or money orders for. Credit card payments are not allowed.
  • Scans will not be sent until payment is received. No exceptions.
  • Turnaround process for requests is 3-4 weeks but may be shorter.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Libraries (UT Libraries) claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

  • UT Libraries in no way waives its right to future publication of the image(s) supplied to you or the right to grant others permission to use them.
  • The recipient agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Tennessee, its officers, employees and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of the use of reproductions provided by the UT Libraries.
  • Images must be properly credited: “[Identification of Item], [Collection Name] [Collection Number, if applicable]. University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Libraries”
  • UT Libraries reserves the right to restrict the use and reproduction of rare, valuable, or fragile materials. In general, duplication of entire books or collections is not permissible.
  • Images for Web use may not be published at more than 72 DPI.
  • UT Libraries encourages the researcher to provide this repository with one complimentary copy of the finished work.