Special Collections allows the use of digital cameras in the Reading Room. Camera use reduces the need to handle materials when making photocopies and allows a more cost effective and accessible approach for our faculty, students, and traveling researchers.

Images for publication still need to be processed by staff in order to ensure high quality works. Patrons are required to sign off on handling rules and copyright regulations and to capture the information with each photograph taken that provides the UC Davis ownership and the item location for follow-up reference and retrieval, this is a continuation of current practice.

The department still maintains its regular photocopying and digital scanning services.

Policy for the use of personal cameras in the Special Collections Reading Room (pdf)

For assistance on which form to use, please email us at speccoll@ucdavis.edu

Photocopy Request for Books, Serials or Pamphlets

Photocopy Request from Manuscripts

Request for Images

Request for Permission To Use Materials Owned by the UC Davis Library Special Collections Department