The Kislak Center provides digital scanning services for collection material. All reprographic requests will be assessed by staff before processing the order. Staff may reject requests depending on an item's physical condition, copyright laws, or other restrictions on use.

Placing an Order

To submit a reprographic order, create or log into your Special Collections Research Account. After logging in, click on New Reprographic Order and search our online catalog, Franklin, or our online finding aids to find the item you wish to have digitized. Then, complete the online "New Reprographic Order" form with as much detail as possible. Clearly identify the pages being requested and include a detailed description of your request.

If you are submitting a request from the reading room, please confirm the request with reading room staff, who will consult in turn with the appropriate staff. Special arrangements may be made as needed, such as for requests requiring specific scan resolutions or file formats./p>

If you are submitting a request from another location, your request will be sent to our staff who will record the progress of the request in your Special Collections Research Account. For questions about reprographic orders, please email

Turnaround time

All reprographic requests are processed in the order they are received. Turnaround times vary based on page length, material format, and demand, but patrons can expect orders to be completed within three to five weeks.


To support remote access to our collections, we offer increased reprographic services. Users may request on-demand digitization of special collections material for up to 100 PDF pages for free or 15 JPG/TIF images for free, depending on the condition of the material and any copyright restrictions. Requests can be submitted via the Special Collections Research Account form. For more information, please contact:

For orders over the free number of pages or images, the fees are $0.35 per PDF page or $1.00 per JPG/TIF image. Patrons will receive an invoice for each order. Before the order can be completed, patrons must approve the amount being charged and remit payment.


All payments must be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through our online system.

Tax-Exempt Form

Patrons paying with the credit card of a tax-exempt institution will also need to send a copy of that institution's State Tax-Exempt Form for our records.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use"; that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The University of Pennsylvania reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. It is the responsibility of the patron to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish reproductions of special collections materials from the Kislak Center, the Library at the Katz Center, or University Archives.