Reproduction Fees

Rare Books and Special Collections will provide one free hour of scanning to patrons (per research project) before the below fees apply.

For reasonable requests, there is no additional fees for reproduction, display, or distribution of materials (i.e., commercial use), however, we do ask patrons to submit a form requesting permission for any use beyond personal research. To submit a request for the reproduction of materials and / or permission, please use our online reproduction / permission form.

Once you have submitted your order and received an invoice, you can pay for your reproduction through our secure online store.


Size / Format


Copying services (medium-resolution) – books, archival materials, maps, microfiche, articles (b&w or colour) ≤11″x17″* / PDF $0.25 per page to $10 and up per archival file
Digital scanning (high-resolution)
≤11″x17″* / TIF or JPG $10.00 per scan
Audio / video digitization Digital file* $10.00 / $20.00
Mailing charge $5.00, $10.00 and up for oversized materials
Materials handling (i.e., dis-binding, removal of paperclips / staples) $5.00 and up
CD or DVD $2.50


*Scans larger than 11″ x 17″ and audio / video digitization need to be referred to other UBC Library departments where different fees may apply. A cost estimate can be provided before proceeding.