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Services and Fees for Non-UW Clients

The University Libraries provides scanning and item delivery services to UW alumni, businesses and non-affiliated individuals on a cost-recovery basis.

Rates effective July 1, 2009
Washington State customers will also be charged local sales tax



Price per article or transaction

Scan from print material owned by the UW Libraries

PDF on the web

$20 for the first 50 pages
$10 for each additional 50 pages
(100 page limit)

Scan from map or aerial photo owned by the UW Libraries PDF on the web $10 for each 9 in. x 9 in. item
$20 for each larger item

Scan from material not owned by the UW Libraries

PDF on the web


Book owned by the UW Libraries

2-day shipping (U.S. only)


1-day shipping (U.S. only)


Canada shipping (UPS ground)

International shipping

not available

Book not owned by the UW Libraries

service not available

Rush service for items owned by the UW Libraries*

PDF on the web by end of business day, or noon the following business day for requests submitted after noon Pacific Time
item shipped within 24 business hours

additional $20

We reserve the right to charge extra shipping fees for unusually large or heavy items.
All lost or damaged items will be charged a replacement fee. University of Washington Libraries does not currently accept replacement copies for items that are lost or damaged in lieu of this fee.

* Some items are not eligible for rush service due to location, format, or condition.
**In order to process rush requests in a timely manner we are unable to process rush requests that require a date stamp. Requests that require a date stamp are requestable through our regular service.

You are responsible for copyright compliance:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17. United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy/reproduction is not to be "USED FOR ANY PURPOSES OTHER THAN PRIVATE STUDY, SCHOLARSHIP, or RESEARCH." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes IN EXCESS of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.