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Please see below permission regulations and fees for all of our copying services. 

Reproduction of Special Collections & Archives materials is subject to copyright law (UK Copyright Patents and Designs Act 1988). It is also undertaken at the discretion of Special Collections staff depending on the condition of materials. 20% VAT will be included on all filming and digital copies of images.

Materials which are not yet catalogued will not be available for copying by readers.

Instructions for Special Collections & Archives Online Payments. 

University Archive: All requests for copies of materials should be directed to Ursula Mitchel, the University Archivist.

Restriction: 30 pages per request is the maximum number of images we can facilitate in Special Collections at present. 


Large scale scanning of SCA materials at the self-service scanner is not permitted due to security and preservation concerns. 

Reproductions prepared by library staff

Requests may be submitted on site or by email. 

Standard turnaround times are as follows: 1-5 images = 1 week; more than 5 images = 2 weeks; more than 20 images = to be confirmed

Recording/ Television/ Film

Thesis Copying

Contact details

Post:    Special Collections & Archives, The McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast, 10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP

Tel:      0044 (0) 28 9097 6333




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