MHC Reproduction of Materials Policy

Materials are reproduced for research and study only.

Restrictions, including copyright, may exist and some materials may be too fragile to photocopy or digitize. Duplication services must be performed by staff.

Any publication, exhibition, or other public use of materials reproduced for that purpose must credit The Medical Heritage Center, The Ohio State University Prior Health Sciences Library.

In-person viewing of all MHC collections is free, however the Center does charge for reproduction services. Pricing for those services:

  • Photocopy: Black & White Only: $0.25 per page
  • Photographic Reprints: $5.00 per image. If file size is small enough, the image can be emailed. Otherwise, the cost to burn it to a CD is $5.00
  • Photographic Usage Fee: $35 per image

    *Reproduction costs are billed in addition to the research fee.

Warning concerning copyright restrictions: The copyright law of U.S. (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    All fees are subject to change without notice.

    Payment should be made in cash or check payable to The Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center. One can also pay an MHC invoice online by credit card.

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    Kristin Rodgers, MLIS

    Collections Curator
    Medical Heritage Center

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    376 W 10th Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210


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