Copying Services

Copying of Library material  is permitted but certain restrictions may apply. Readers may contact the Reprographics Department if they wish to place an order for a copy of an item from our collections. There are also a range of Self -Service copying facilities available to readers details of which are given below. For further information please consult the relevant Access & Copying page in the Collections area of this site.

Copying Facilities & Charges

Self-Service Photocopying
The National Library’s self-service photocopying  facility is  available to readers in the Self-Service copying area off the Main Reading Room during normal Library opening hours and in the Manuscripts Reading Room - subject to the provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000) and  some important exceptions.

The cost is €0.40cent per A3 page and €0.20cent per A4 page (A3 only available in Manuscripts Reading Room). Copy cards to the value of €1 and €2 may be purchased in the Reprographics Department and the Library shop  or from the card machines which are located in the Microfilm Room and outside the Manuscript Reading Room. These cards can be used with all the Self-Service printers.

Self-Service Photography using Digital Cameras
Readers are also permitted to photograph material from the Library’s Collections (Printed and Manuscript) using their own digital cameras in designated self-service copying areas in the Main Reading Room and the Manuscripts Reading Room

For details of the conditions of use, exemptions, copyright guidelines and the preservation and handling guidelines for the printed collections please consult the following document:


For specific terms and conditions which apply in the case of the manuscripts collection please consult the following document: 

Self-Service reader-printers/Printout from microfilm
Readers may order copies of selected pages from  newspapers on microfilm from the Reprographics Department or may make copies using the self-service reader/printers which are located in the microfilm room to the rear of the main Reading Room. The fee is  €0.50 per page

Self-Service printing from online sources
Readers may make copies from any of the available online sources. The printer is linked to all public access machines located in the Online Services room and the new microfilm reading room. The fee is €0.10 per page.

Photocopying
Our staff will provide photocopies of material in the collections on condition that the item is suitable for copying. The fee is €0.50 per opening (one or two pages, depending on the size of the book).

Please note that for conservation and copyright reasons it will not be possible to photocopy some items from the following collections – manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, prints, drawings and printed material which exceeds A3 size or which is very tightly bound. Where it is not possible to photocopy material staff in the Reprographics Department will advise as to the  best copying solutions.

Photographic Prints
You may order photographic prints or digital files  of most items in our collections (subject to the restrictions mentioned above). The charges are as follows:

Print Size

Cost per
image

Postage:
IRL
Postage: 
GB & Europe
Postage: 
Other        
20.5x25.5cm/
8"x10"
€13.00
(B&W)


€25.00 (Colour) 
€1.00
(up to 100g - 2 prints)

€1.50
(up to 250g – 12 prints)
€1.50
(up to 100g - 2 prints)

€3.00
(up to 250g – 12 prints)
€1.50
(up to 100g – 2 prints)

€3.00
(up to 250g – 12 prints)
30.5x41cm/
12"x16"
€19.00
(B&W)


€32.00
(Colour)
€2.50
(up to 100g – 2 prints)

€3.00
(up to 250g – 9 prints)
€3.00
(up to 100g
– 2 prints)

€3.50
(up to 250g – 9 prints)
€3.00
(up to 100g – 2 prints)

€3.50
(up to 250g – 9 prints)
41x51 cm/
24"x20"
€32.00 (B&W)


€38.00
(Colour) 
€4.00
(up to 500g -1 print)

€6.00
(up to 1kg – 3 prints)
€5.00
(up to 500g –
1 print)

€7.50
(up to 1kg – 3 prints)
€5.00
(up to 500g - 1 print)

€10.50
(up to 1kg – 3 prints)

Allow 3-4 weeks for photographic print orders. For additional prints, add €0.20 to postage cost.

Digital Files

FormatCost per
image
CD Postage:
IRL & GB
CD Postage:
Europe
CD Postage:
Other
TIFF/Jpg€19€1.00€2.00€4.00


Microfilm

A microfilming service is available at a charge of €0.50 per frame, with a minimum charge of €100. For further details please contact the Reprographics Department.

Placing and Paying for Orders

Orders can be placed in person in the main library building; by phone to +353 1 6030214 or by email to the Reprographics Department at copy-orders@nli.ie. Alternatively please see our Copying Request page. The National Library of Ireland accepts payment by cheque and by Mastercard, Visa or Laser.

Reproduction and Publishing of National Library material

The reproduction of National Library material by publication (irrespective of the media format), by transmission or broadcast, or for display in a public area, is subject to the permission of the Board of the National Library of Ireland and to the payment of the relevant fee. 

For more information, please see the Services for Publishers section of this site.

Copyright Restrictions

Some items may be Copyright and subject to restriction on reproduction and publication. In such cases, in addition to the permission of the Board of the National Library the researcher must secure the permission of the Copyright owner (generally the artist or his/her Estate).

It is the responsibility of the researcher and publisher to comply with the relevant Copyright legislation.

External Agencies

Filming and photography in the Library by external agencies (including delivery of and supervision of material by Library staff) is possible on occasion and by prior arrangement. For further information and a schedule of fees please contact the Reprographics Department.
Telephone: +353 1 6030 214
Email: copy-orders@nli.ie

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