Copying Services

Our professional team can provide high quality copies of items from our collections, whether for research, publication or just personal interest.

Contact merl@reading.ac.uk to start the process.

COVID-19 UPDATE

From 13 July 2020, we will be able to provide the following copying services for The Museum of English Rural Life, Special Collections and Art Collections:

• Digital image supply – research purposes
• Digital image supply – publication
• Print-on demand: engineering drawings (folded)

While our physical reading room remains closed, minimal charges will be made for supply of material that has already been digitised.

During this period, digital image supply for University of Reading students / research projects will be free of charge, subject to service limits.

DIGITAL IMAGE SUPPLY – RESEARCH PURPOSES

We can supply low resolution scans of some items via our reading room and enquiry service at these rates (see below for large / specialist orders):

• first image/page £5.00
• subsequent images/pages £1.50 each

Sometimes the condition and size of an item means that we cannot provide these scans. In these instances we provide high resolution copies at these rates (see below for large / specialist orders):

• first image/page £18.50
• subsequent images/pages £7.50 each

Supply is by online transfer.

DIGITAL IMAGE SUPPLY – LARGE AND SPECIALIST ORDERS

For large orders (e.g. over 100 images) we are happy to quote competitive rates for bulk digitisation-on-demand. We can also quote for specialist object photography. Please contact merl@reading.ac.uk.

DIGITAL IMAGE SUPPLY – PUBLICATION

Publication quality images are supplied when you obtain a licence to use our content, with prices ranging from £18.50. Our academic use package now includes reproduction rights. You may need to obtain a licence to use our content, so please ask us at merl@reading.ac.uk.

PRINT ON DEMAND – ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

We can provide copies of engineering drawings at the following sizes and prices:

A2, A1 or A0 folded £15.00

Drawings to scale or rolled are currently unavailable. Postage within the UK is free. Overseas rates are available on request.

Please note that we can only provide paper copies of engineering drawings. Orders can take around 2 weeks to process.

PRINT ON DEMAND – PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS ETC

This service is currently unavailable.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE READING ROOM

This service is currently unavailable.