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Duplication Services provides access to the collections of the Library of Congress through the provision of multiple reproduction formats and copy options for a fee. When you place an order with us, we have Searcher Services to assist you to ensure you get exactly what you need.

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Below you will find a 'toolbox' of resources intended to make it easier to order and help you understand what's involved in making copies of Library of Congress collections.

  • Searcher Services: Duplication Services researches collection holdings and makes reproductions of Library of Congress materials available to the public. When you place an order with us, our team of highly specialized Searchers will located the needed materials and provide you with digitized, print, certified or microfilm orders. To order go to Submit Your Order.

  • Need help figuring out what kind of copy to order? If you're new to ordering copies, the options can be bewildering.
    For assistance, check out Copies and Formats Matrix
    And Guide to the Collections

  • Definitions: What's a Service Copy, a Fiber Photoprint, a glass negative? Get definitions for these and other terms in the Duplication Services Terms Glossary

  • Copyright: We take copyright laws seriously. It's your responsibility to determine whether you can use the content you request for reasons other than personal.
    Find out more in Copyright Restrictions

Copy formats

We provide copies of content in the following formats. Note: Not all formats are available for all types of content.

  • Digital Scan
  • Digital PDF
  • Paper Photocopy
  • Digital Print
  • Microfilm

For more about the options for each type, see Products & Pricing

Duplication Services does not provide copies of the following:

  • Audio
  • Film & Video
  • Other Multi-media

For further information on ordering copies of audio and moving image materials, please visit the
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division»