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Duplication Services provides expanded access to the collections of the Library of Congress through a wide variety of high quality reproduction services, including high resolution digital scans and prints, digital and paper photocopies, photographs, and microfilm copies of materials in the Library of Congress.

Digital Scan

a.k.a. Digital High Resolution, Tiff Scans

Our high resolution digital scans, provided as tiff files, have a standard DPI of 300. DPI can be higher, depending on original negative or object size. See our DPI Specifications.

Type of material to be copied Each
Existing Tiff (over 12 mb/300 dpi) $22.00
No existing file over (12 mb/300 dpi):  
    Original Material $50.00
    Copy Negative or Transparency $40.00
    Nitrate Negative $40.00
    Original Negative or Transparency $40.00
    Glass Negative $40.00
    Microfilm per image $1.30

Digital PDF

a.k.a. Digital Photocopy PDF

Our digital photocopies are black and white PDF file(s) containing the scanned materials. The quality is similar to that of photocopying.

Type of material to be copied Each Notes
Photocopy - B&W (per exposure) $1.00 Minimum charge $15.00
Microfilm PDF (per exposure) $1.30 Minimum charge $20.00

Digital Print

Our professional photographers provide print images from a digital scan on to resin-coated photographic paper. Prints are available as:

  • B&W Digital Prints
  • Color Digital Prints

B&W Digital Prints

Type of material to be copied BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS
  8" x 10" 11" x 14" 16" x 20" 20" x 24"
Copy Negative or Transparency $30.00 $38.00 $45.00 $63.00
Nitrate Negative $49.00 $68.00 $86.00 $103.00
Glass Negative $40.00 $49.00 $55.00 $73.00
Original Negative or Transparency $30.00 $38.00 $45.00 $63.00
Existing Digital File* $30.00 $38.00 $45.00 $63.00
No Negative Exists $68.00 $76.00 $83.00 $101.00

* Prints from existing digital files do not incur research & processing fees.


Color Digital Prints

Type of material to be copied COLOR PRINTS
  8" x 10" 11" x 14" 16" x 20" 20" x 24"
Copy Negative or Transparency $45.00 $58.00 $85.00 $131.00
Nitrate Negative $45.00 $58.00 $85.00 $131.00
Glass Negative n/a n/a n/a n/a
Original Negative or Transparency $45.00 $58.00 $85.00 $131.00
Existing Digital File* $45.00 $58.00 $85.00 $131.00
No Negative Exists $95.00 $108.00 $135.00 $181.00

* Prints from existing digital files do not incur research & processing fees.

Paper Photocopy

Paper photocopies are available in black and white or color depending on the original, and in sizes 8"x10" and 11"x17".

Type of material to be copied 8 1/2" x 11" 11" x 17" Oversize Notes
Paper copy - B&W per Exposure $0.50 $0.50 n/a Minimum charge $15.00
Paper copy - Color Copy per Exposure $3.00 $5.50 n/a Minimum charge $15.00
Paper copy - B&W or color per linear foot n/a n/a $6.00  
Microfilm - B&W per Exposure $1.30 $1.30 n/a Minimum charge $20.00
Legal certification of photocopies Fee
Certification - per title and per each 25 pages $50.00

Microfilm

Our microfilm copies are produced by filming textual material of uniform overall background and size density not exceeding 17" x 24". Price is based on the type, size and quality of the original material. Duplication Services must review original material before a price is quoted.

Type of material to be copied US Shipping Non-US Shipping
US Positive Microfilm per reel $85.00 $93.00
Non-US Positive Microfilm per reel $85.00 $93.00

Legal Certifications

Duplication Services provides Legal Certifications of materials from the Library of Congress’ holdings.

The process of certifying documents takes 3 to 5 weeks, dependent upon the availability of the materials.

The cost of certifying documents includes the following:

  • Certification Fee: per title and up-to 25 pages. Each additional title or pages (up to 25) will incur in an additional $50.00.
  • Search Services: $18.00.
  • Page count: The cost varies based on total number of pages that require certification. See the Paper Photocopy tab for more details in pricing.
  • Shipping Cost (Based on total cost of certification package)

We offer expedited certification service for frequently served documents. Below is a list of documents that can be expedited:

Ordering Code Legal Document Title Estimated Cost*
PHD-LAW 1 Resolution 75, April 17, 1933 from the Journal of the House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. $96.50
PHD-LAW 2 House Joint Resolution 192, June 5, 1933, To Assure Uniform Value to the Coins and Currencies of the United States. $96.50
PHD-LAW 3 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with Morocco 1786/1787 (the same). $96.50
PHD-LAW 4 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with Morocco 1836. $96.50
PHD-LAW 5 1791 Bill of Rights, Broadside version owned by the Library of Congress. $96.50
PHD-LAW 6 Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement with the Republic of Mexico, February 2, 1848 (9 stat 92). $96.50
PHD-LAW 7 Congressional Record, 76th Congress (1939), Invisible Government by Rep. Thorkelson. $96.50
PHD-LAW 8 Congressional Record, 76th Congress (1940), Steps towards a British Union, A World State and International Strife Parts I-IX by Rep. Thorkelson. $149.50
PHD-LAW 9 Congressional Record, 76th Congress (1940), Authenticity of British Secret Document Part II by Rep. Thorkelson. $96.50
PHD-LAW 10 Congressional Record 90th Congress (1967), The 14th Amendment-Equal Protection of the Law or Tool Usurpation, House of Representatives, June 13, 1967. $96.50
PHD-LAW 11 Congressional Record 103rd Congress (1993-1994), Providing for Consideration of House Current Resolution 64, Concurrent Resolution on the Budget Fiscal Year 1994, House of Representatives, March 17, 1993. $96.50
PHD-LAW 12 Congressional Record 102nd Congress (1991-1992), National and International Thievery in High Places, House of Representatives, May 4, 1992. $96.50
PHD-LAW 13 An Act to Provide Relief in the Existing National Emergency in Banking for Other Purposes, March 9, 1933. $96.50
PHD-LAW 14 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, September 13, 2007 $213.50

*Price includes standard UPS shipping to U.S. addresses (5 to 7 days). For faster delivery, additional charges may apply.

To order, go to https://www.loc.gov/duplicationservices/order/ and select Legal Document in the "Type of material to be duplicated" field. In the "Identifying information for this item" field type the ordering code listed above.

For additional certifications or any other type not listed above, go to https://www.loc.gov/duplicationservices/order/ to place an order.

Digital Samplers

SAMPLERS are five pre-selected high resolution images from the Library’s Exhibits or Collections.

The cost of each Sampler theme is $100.00.  All samplers are delivered via email.

There are no known restrictions on publication for these images.  For more copyright information, see Conditions of Order and Use under Step 3: Accept Terms.

Exhibits and Collections SAMPLERS

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE (Order code PHD - DIG 1)

Women’s Suffrage sampler includes images from the Library’s collections ranging from 1909 through 1917.

BASEBALL (Order code PHD - DIG 2)

Includes some of the greatest players of all time: Babe Ruth, Bots Miller, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Robert Meusel.

LINCOLN (Order code PHD - DIG 3)

Considered the greatest President of the United States.  Images include portraits, personal items and mourning badge.

CHERRY BLOSSOM (Order code PHD - DIG 4)

A season of hope, and a time for family and friends to gather among the cherry blossoms to reflect on their beauty.

CATS (Order code PHD - DIG 5)

Images displaying everyday human life with cats.

Traveler: Locations and Landmarks SAMPLERS

WHITE HOUSE (Order code PHD - TVL 1)

Since John Adams in 1800, it continues to be the residence and work place of every U.S. President.

WASHINGTON MONUMENT (Order code PHD - TVL 2)

Washington, DC’s tallest landmark.  Images of the monument include the elevation, section and plans.

HIGH RISES (Order code PHD - TVL 3)

From dusk to dawn, images include Rockefeller Center & Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building.

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING (Order code PHD - TVL 4)

One year and forty-five days and over 7 million man-hours to build.

BRIDGES (Order code PHD - TVL 5)

From the Bridge of Sighs to the Golden Gate…the old and the new.

To order, go to https://www.loc.gov/duplicationservices/order/ and select Photograph/Negative/Transparency in "Type of material to be duplicated" field. In the "Identifying information for this item" field type the ordering code listed next to each theme above.

Shipping

We ship all orders via a traceable method, such as FedEx or Surface Mail. FedEx shipments require a street address, as they are unable to ship to a PO Box. For details on Shipping Procedures and Shipping Charges, click here.

Locations within the United States
Orders up to $40.00 $13.50
Orders between $40.01 to $100.00 $18.50
Orders between $100.01 to $200.00 $23.50
Orders between $200.01 to $300.00 $30.50
Orders over $300.00 11% of total order price
Locations outside of the United States
Orders up to $40.00 $23.50
Orders between $40.01 to $100.00 $35.50
Orders between $100.01 to $200.00 $47.50
Orders between $200.01 to $300.00 $60.50
Orders over $300.00 21% of total order price
Email (File to FTP)
Minimum Charge - up to 5 files $5.00
6 or more files $1 per file
Expedited Shipping Fees *
2-Day Shipping $9.00
Domestic Overnight $16.00
International Priority $28.00
* In addition to standard shipping charges
CD Mailing (File to CD)
Minimum - 1 CD $13.50
Each additional CD $5.00