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Photographic Reproductions


Photographic reproductions may be requested by using the appropriate forms which are available at the distribution desks in the reading rooms or may be downloaded from this page. However, the Library reserves the right to use its own discretion in responding to requests.
Applying for photographic reproductions implies agreement to use the materials in accordance with international property and copyright laws.

Some digitized manuscripts are freely available online (JPG colour with watermark): check the list.

Some digitized incunabula are freely available online (JPG colour with watermark): check the list.

Reproductions and Rights Office

Order Forms for Photographic Reproductions

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  • Reproductions for private study
    It is possible to order photocopies (only for printed books published between 1601 and 2008), black & white photographs, color photographs, microfilms, or CD-ROMs made from microfilms (in the case of printed books, only if they were published before 2008), from manuscripts or from photographs of objects. Completed order forms may be submitted to the distribution desks or sent by mail to the Library. Download
  • Reproductions for professional use
    It is possible to order photographic or other types of reproductions for publication by using the appropriate order forms. Fees include the cost of the reproductions plus the publication rights. Download

For other public uses (musical performances, reproduction of musical scores, temporary exhibition, etc.), please send a written request to the Prefecture, explaining the details of your project.

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