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The Book Library has 3 self-service, black and white photocopiers available for use by all library readers.
You must always ask for permission to photocopy Library material - ie books, periodicals, sale catalogues, or pamphlets.
Please bring the item you wish to photocopy to the issue desk where the librarian will determine whether or not photocopying is permissible. This very much depends on the condition of the item, and/or whether it falls into the category of restricted material (see below).
If permission is granted, you will be issued with a pink photocopying token, stamped with the date and time. Please return the token to the issue desk when you have finished photocopying.
A4 — 5p
A3 — 10p
The library's photocopiers are coin-operated and do not give change, the correct amount of money needs to be inserted for the number of copies required. There is a change machine located in the hallway outside the library entrance.
Care of material
Photocopying can damage books!
The process of photocopying involves turning a book over and pressing page openings flat against the glass platen cover of the photocopier. This can cause structural damage to books and other materials, particularly the spine area which will eventually lead to the loosening of pages. Paperback books are particularly vulnerable to this sort of damage.
Photocopying is also a repetitive process which can lead to damage from handling and from the heat and light generated by conventional machines.
The following categories of material are restricted:
- Any material dating from before 1850
- All 19th century periodicals.
- Closed Access Material (CABS) - rare books, periodicals, sales catalogues etc.
- Anything in poor condition:
- with loose stitching or brittle glue
- with brittle pages
- with a damaged spine
- with loose pages
- any books or periodicals with leather spines or covers (e.g., early numbers of Burlington Magazine or the Connoisseur). Leather bindings can crack easily if flattened on a photocopier.
- Material where the actual weight of the book is sufficient to cause structural damage if pressed open and laid flat on the photocopier plate.
- Oversize items: anything too large for the glass platen cover of the photocopier, i.e. over 18" x 13"
You are responsible for making sure you stay within copyright law by complying with copyright regulations. A copy of these can be found next to each of the photocopiers.
There is a colour photocopier housed in the Witt Library. Courtauld staff and students may, at the librarian's discretion, be allowed to remove items to be photocopied on the colour photocopier in the Witt Library.
N.B. Visiting readers are not permitted to remove material for copying.
Microform reader printer
The library has one microform reader printer available for use to all readers. Please consult a member of staff if you wish to make use of this facility. Current charges are 30p per sheet, payable to the librarian at the issue desk.
Last updated May 2003