You can order copies or digital images of library material, including legislative histories, photographs, and other archival and special collection material.* Paper copies can be mailed, faxed, fedexed, or picked up in the Library. Digital files can be emailed, sent to a dropbox, or sent on a CD. Unless your order is more than $100, prepayment is not necessary and an invoice will be included with your order. CT state agencies will be charge via transfer invoice.
Reproduction Fees for paper copies
|Page Size/Type||General||Inmates of
|Federal, state and local agencies, and public institutions|
|0-10 pages||no charge||no charge||no charge|
|25 cents||15 cents||15 cents|
|per 11″ x 17″ sheet||50 cents||25 cents||25 cents|
|per 8 1/2″x 11″ sheet, color||$1.00||$1.00||$1.00|
|per 11″x 17″ sheet color||$1.25||$1.25||$1.25|
|Copies from Microfilm/
(limited to federal or state
documents & legal materials
|25 cents||25 cents||25 cents|
|Handling Charge per order||$3.00||$3.00||$3.00|
|Mailing to be determined
Reproduction fees for Digital products
|Digital product||General Public||Inmates of correctional institutions,||Federal, state and local agencies, and public & cultural institutions|
|Copies of pre-
existing digital files
|Free of charge if delivered electronically||Free of charge if delivered electronically||Free of charge if delivered electronically|
Digital reproductions not already available in one of our digital collections; or not available in the patron requested digital file format.
|25 cents per scanned page or image||15 cents per scanned page or image||15 cents per scanned page or image|
Fees charged by CSL for copies are established by the State Library Board in accordance with Section 1-212 and other pertinent Sections of the General Statutes of Connecticut and are set to recover reproduction costs.
CSL reserves the right to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or intrinsically valuable materials, to limit the number of photographic prints/captures, and to limit the type of reproduction options available. For example, some items are limited to face-up copying only, and encapsulated items are not removed from their protective enclosures. Where an individual has donated papers, manuscripts, etc. with the understanding that they will not be reproduced, then the reproduction rights of the library or archives shall not be construed as justifying a violation of such an agreement.
All copying, regardless of means, is subject to copyright law. The responsibility for ascertaining whether any copyright or other restrictions exist and for obtaining all necessary permissions remains at all times with the person making or requesting the copy(ies).
Permission to Publish
Possession of a reproduction, paper or digital of any material from the Connecticut State Library or the Museum of Connecticut History does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. You many reproduce (print or download) CSL materials from our Website for personal use or non-profit educational use, but not for publication without prior permission. To publish, exhibit, or broadcast reproduced items, a Permission to Publish must be authorized. See link below.