Harvard Maps Collection

Map Collection Reproductions

Reproductions of the maps in the Harvard Map Collection are available in several formats. The Map Collection accepts local checks, Crimson Cash, and departmental 33 digit billing codes. Reproductions of Harvard College Library materials are subject to Licensing and Copyright restrictions.

Color Copies

Users may scan maps up to 24" x 17" (not folded) and books up to 32" x 24" (post 1900) or 24" x 17" (pre 1900) using the KIC-2 overhead scanner.  Images may then be saved to a USB thumb drive or sent via FTP to an FAS account.  Please see a reference librarian prior to scanning, as materials must be in good condition.

Oversized Color Copies

The Map Collection has a large format scanner and a large format plotter, operated by staff only, which can produce color copies of Map Collection materials up to 35.5" wide.  Turnaround time is usually 24 hours, but may be longer depending on staffing, demand, equipment availability and other factors.

The price for prints is $2 per square foot for Harvard students, faculty, and staff, and $5 per square foot for patrons outside of Harvard.   Reproductions of a portion of an item will not be provided, and the price will be calculated based on the complete size.  Patrons can request a digital reproduction (300 dpi, JPG) of items up to 42" wide for $10 per scan ($20 per scan for those outside of Harvard University). Payment is required in advance and users must sign a Map Collection Scanning Services Agreement regarding licensing restrictions.

The Harvard Map Collection is unable to perform any editing of scans, including reductions, enlargements, cropping or color adjustments. Images of copyrighted materials will not be distributed to non-Harvard patrons.

Photographic Reproductions

The Map Collection can make arrangements with Harvard College Library Imaging Services to make color slides, prints, digital images, and transparencies from Map Collection materials. Paper reproductions of microfilmed materials can also be made. Payment is required in advance and orders may take up to three weeks. Rush orders are available for an extra fee. See Imaging Services for more information.

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