University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Special Collections supports and encourages research, teaching, and scholarship involving the use of our collections. We provide a variety of duplication services for researchers at a cost, but restrict certain materials due to condition, size, or donor requirements.

You may use a personal digital camera or our KIC self-service scanner for copying unrestricted materials in the reading room for private study, scholarship or research.

If you are interested in using a duplication in a publication, see Permissions.

Duplication Fees

Consult our fee schedule below for full details of our services. Requests may take an average of 15-20 days depending on size and material type.

For digitization of audiovisual materials, there is a 10-week turnaround time.

Patron Type Service Fee
UA Students, Faculty, Community Users   

High resolution text- based materials scans. PDF only

$0.25 per page and a $3.00 dollar set up fee. 



Photographs. jpeg and tiff only

$10.00 each
Service Fee

Audiovisual digitization policy (see below)

Audiovisual material (digitized in-house)

Audiovisual material (digitized by vendor)


$20 per item

Contact staff

Oversize scan (see below)




FedEx shipping

$7 (2 day)

$15 (overnight standard)

$35 (international)

We do not provide custom work, such as cropping, retouching, or any digital restoration work.  For requests over 10 images, or 100 pages, 50% of the estimated total is due at the time of the order. 

*For large orders, multiple setup fees may be applied; and will be charged at the folder level.

Contact us with questions at or fill out the request form below.

Scanning of Oversized Materials

Oversized materials will go out once a week to vendor for duplication.  

Reproductions of oversized materials from Special Collections are available through an outsourced vendor, Reproductions Inc.. Special Collections staff review and approve all oversized scanning requests in advance. Reproductions Inc. performs duplication work according to the requestor’s specifications. Reproductions Inc.  sets its own rates which can vary depending upon the service. Payment in full is required before items are picked up from Special Collections.  Requestors are responsible for contacting Reproductions Inc. directly and arranging payment for the reproduction.

Audiovisual Digitization Policy

Use of original audiovisual materials is restricted due to their fragile nature. AV materials must be digitally reproduced to facilitate research access. Some digitized audiovisual content may be restricted to reading room access only. 

There is an eight item limit and ten week turnaround for in-house AV digitization. Formats that can be digitized in-house include VHS, U-matic, Hi-8, DVCAM, 1/4  inch audio tape, and audio cassettes. Motion picture film and grooved analog discs (lacquer discs, shellac discs, vinyl records) are outsourced to a vendor. File transfers for existing digital content are $10. 

Request Duplication

Requested items (please include full citation information)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt doc docx xls xlsx.