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Library Special Collections Services & Fees


Library Special Collections Copy Services & Fees

Materials from the Kentucky Library Research Collections, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives and WKU Archives are accessed through the Harrison-Baird Reading Room located on the second floor of the Kentucky Building.

The Harrison-Baird Reading Room is equipped with microfilm reader/printers and a photocopy machine. The collection policy prohibits the copying of restricted materials, fragile items, or complete collections. Photocopies may be obtained for standard sized pages at a cost of $.10 to $.25 per page.  Patrons may use phones, tablets, or cameras when copying materials, with the exception of photographs. Standard tabletop scanners and hand-held scanners are prohibited.  It is the researcher's responsibility to make sure that collections are cited properly.

All photographs in the Department remain the property of Library Special Collections.  All reproductions are sold for personal/reference use only, and may not be displayed, published or broadcast in any format without payment of appropriate fees as noted below and without permission from the Department.  All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying and in use of the copies must be assumed by the user.  For additional information see Copyright.

Images obtained for Social Media outlets should have a resolution of less than 100 dpi.  WKU Library Special Collections or WKU Archives should be cited as appropriate and include either #WKUdlsc or #WKUArchives as appropriate.

Scanning Fees:

  • Images can (300 dpi or less) - $5 each
  • Images saved to CD - add $1 + postage/handling (many .jpg scans may be sent via e-mail or Dropbox)
  • Documents will be evaluated as to size and scanning time and a fee assessed. 

One Time Publication Fees:

Audio Tape Reproduction Fees:

  • Copying to a cassette tape - $10
  • Digitizing and copying to a CD - $10

Make checks or money orders payable to Library Special Collections.  Cash and interdepartmental transfers are accepted.  Library Special Collections does not accept credit card or online payments.  Payment should be sent to the Department at:

Library Special Collections, WKU
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11092
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1092

For additional information contact us at: 270-745-5083 or e-mail

Policies subject to change without notice, revised 8/23/2017.



Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 11/16/17