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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.

Special Collections books, maps and manuscripts: Details of how to request copies of these materials can be found below. 

University Archive material: Copies of materials should be requested through the Permission to Copy or Publish Form.


Large scale photography of SCA materials is not permitted due to security and preservation concerns. 

Reprographics prepared by library staff

Requests may be submitted on site or via our online form.

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

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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