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Rare Book & Special Collections Reproduction Policy

Reproduction of the Graham Library’s rare books and special collections holdings will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the physical condition of the requested item, the copyright status, and any restrictions placed on items by donors. Final decisions on digital reproduction will be made by the Cataloguing & Digital Services Librarian.



All digitization is performed by Graham Library staff using on-site equipment. Publication-quality images are available for $25.00/image. All digitized images are saved in TIFF. To request a digitized image, please complete our digital reproduction order form and submit it to ask.grahamlibrary@utoronto.ca. Library staff will respond to confirm your request in a timely manner. Payment is accepted online through Trinity College’s secure portal, details of which will be sent to you upon confirmation of your order. See below for information about using Graham Library material in published work.


Personal Photography

Patrons consulting material in the library may wish to photograph items for their own reference using a personal device (mobile phone, digital camera, etc.). The library does not prohibit personal photography, but asks that patrons take care to avoid any inadvertent damage during the photography process.


Publishing Graham Library Material

Most of the material in the Graham Library’s rare books and special collections holdings are within the public domain and do not require permission from us to publish them. However, if you wish to reproduce an image from our holdings, we request that you obtain the images through our digitization process so the images are high quality and worthy of publishing. We also ask that you cite the library in your published work:

The John W. Graham Library, Trinity College, University of Toronto

If the material in question is either unpublished or copyrighted, researchers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate rights and permissions before publishing. Please contact the library if you have questions about publishing content from our collection, or review the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office website for more information about copyright and publishing.