Services for Patrons and Libraries

Digital Reproduction Requests

Special Collection Materials

To place a request through one of the following libraries, first contact them directly about their collections.
Please review our fee schedule (below) and guidelines for reproduction of library materials

Special Collections Libraries Contact Information
History Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
Illinois History and Lincoln Collections –
Map Library – charts@library.illinois.eduu
Rare Book & Manuscript Library –
University of Illinois Archives –

Digitization Services Reproduction Fee Schedule

Equipment/Format Setup Fee, includes 1st image/page. Fee Per Image/Page
Book Digitization, 600 dpi (items that are not oversized and/or in poor condition) $20 $0.20 per page
Single image digitization, 600 dpi (items that are oversized and/or in poor condition) $20 $2 per image
OCR creation (delivered in PDF format) $2 $0.50 per page
Image editing (stitching, color/image correction, cropping) $10 per 15 minutes of labor
Electronic delivery Free
Rush 50% surcharge on entire order
Custom Orders Priced Upon Request

Special Collections Library content liaisons or staff please complete the Digitization Request Form. This form is restricted to library employees

General Collections

There are restrictions to what items we can provide digital access. Is it already available? For general collection materials (circulating library items), using the Library’s Easy Search option may help you locate an existing digitally accessible item. If you locate an item in the Library Catalog that does not have existing digital access, and you would like:

 Partial Works Scanned
 If you are in need of a few pages from a book or journal for research, please contact DocExpress.
If you are in need of a few pages from an item for publication (high-res), please email Digitization Services.


Entire Works Scanned
If you need an entire book or journal scanned, please contact Research and Information Services or your library subject specialist. Our internal digitization process for general collection materials takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. Access will be provided to you through the Digital Library. The loan period is restricted to one user via their NetId and expires after 21 days. For extensions, please contact Central Access Services.

Reasons books might not be scanned:
          Tight gutters
          Page count (500+)
          Condition (brittle, broken binding)
          Dimensions (+38 cm)