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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

The British Library's E-Theses Online Service (EThOS) is currently unavailable due to a wider outage of web services at the BL. We have recommenced our in-house digitisation service for our theses to cover this outage period. Please see our pricing list below. For further information about this service please contact our E-Thesis team

Page numbers Price
1-199 pp £40-£60 depending on page count
200-499 pp £80
500-999 pp £100
1000-1499 pp £120
1500-2000 pp £150

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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