Special Collections copying service

  • Visitors to Special Collections may take photographs (without a flash) of items from the collections with their own devices for free.

    Special Collections provides a staffed scanning service under the following conditions:

    • The copy is being made for non-commercial or private study.  Copying requests for commercial or publication purposes should be emailed to the Archivist.
    • The item is suitable for scanning (i.e. size, fragility, binding).
    • The extent of the copying is within legal limits.
    • A Special Collections scanning form is completed ( Word format, PDF format)

    Scans will be provided in unedited PDF format to the email address provided on the Special Collections scanning form.


    £1.00 per 1-10 pages up to 50 pages (including VAT).

    The following forms of payment are accepted:

    • Cheque (made payable to Oxford Brookes University, in sterling, drawn on a UK bank)
    • Debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta)
    • School/Department financial code (staff and researchers only) 

    Please note: Special Collections no longer provides a photocopying service.