Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic Services

We provide a range of reprographic services. Please see our Policy page for details of these services and a list of current prices.

Requesting copies

Material can only be copied following the submission of a Request form.

All requests for copying are assessed by staff who will advise you of any physical and legal constraints affecting the copying of material. 

Copies are provided for the purposes of research or private study only. 

Permission to publish

Anyone wishing to publish material from the collections needs to submit a written request. Please use the Permission to Publish form

Publication may be constrained by a number of factors, particularly ownership rights and copying rights. Further details and a guide to our reproduction fees are included on the form.


Next page:  Reprographics policy


The following items cannot usually be photocopied.  It may be possible for us to offer an alternative form of copying. 

  • Damaged or fragile items
  • Parchment or vellum documents
  • Items larger than A3
  • Documents with seals
  • Manuscript volumes
  • Tightly bound printed volumes
  • Printed volumes published before 1800
  • Modern literary first editions
  • Coloured maps, plans, drawings and tracings
  • Original photographs and postcards
  • Colour plates
  • Drawings in soft pencil, charcoal or other soft drawing medium

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4565
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8651