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Special Collections Staff
4th Floor - Prescott Memorial Library
(318) 257-2935

Peggy Carter - Director

Tanya Arant - Library Spec. III

Joyce Chandler - Library Spec. I

Photocopying and photoduplication requests must be approved by Special Collections staff in order to protect fragile materials.

  • The physical condition of the materials to be copied is of primary concern and photoduplication that might damage or alter the original in any way is not allowed.
  • Original artwork or tightly bound, fragile, or oversize books cannot be copied on a copy machine; although, it may be possible to photograph these materials.
  • Please specify the purpose (study, publication, exhibition, etc.) for which the duplicated material is intended.
  • Special Collections reserves the right to limit the size of photoduplication orders and to not duplicate an entire collection.
  • The Copyright Law of the United States [Title 17, United States Code] governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.  Special Collections staff reserve the right to refuse duplication if, in their judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
  • If you plan to publish materials obtained from Special Collections, you must complete the Permission to publish form.


Photocopies:              $0.50 per page

Scanned Images:      up to 8.5"x 14"
                                  Regular Rate        $5.00 per scan

                                  Student Rate        $2.00                                                       

                                  Images larger than 8.5" x 14"     $8.00 per scan


Blank CD's:            $2.00 each
Blank DVD's:         $4.00 each DVD+R only

Please specify desired:


    File format (.tiff, .jpg, or .gif)



    Color or Grayscale



    Resolution (600 dpi high, 300 dpi medium, 72 dpi low)


Photographic reproductions (via 35mm negatives) may be possible through the university photographer.

Checks and Money Orders should be made out to: LTU Prescott Memorial Library with Special Collections in the MEMO section.


Determine copyright status of materials to be published.  If it is not in public domain, written copyright permission is required from the copyright holder and must be provided to Special Collections staff.

Permission to Publish form must be completed and submitted to Special Collections staff.  Depending on the nature of the publication a Use Fee may also be assessed:


 Publication Type

 Tech Community



 Print and non-web publications (books, pamphlets, journals, posters, cards, videos, DVDs, films, etc.)

 No Charge



 Web only publications

 No Charge




 No Charge

 No Charge


Select appropriate citation format.  When publishing entire works or portions of entire works, complete and accurate citations should be used, even if item(s) is not under copyright protection.


    Name of collection, collection number, folder number, and Department of Special Collections, Manuscripts and Archives, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.


Authorization is for one-time publication and does not transfer copyright.

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