Request Copies

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library will be open to the public starting August 3.

Operational Guidance

  • You must wear a mask to enter Mitchell Memorial Library and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.
  • We can not provide guided tours during this time.
  • Library capacity is limited. Please call or email us if you have any questions.

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We are happy to make physical or digital copies of unrestricted print and audiovisual materials. Request copies at the desk or online using the form below.


Some types of copies and uses may incur fees. You can pay with cash (in-person at the information desk) or check (in-person or by mail).

Books, manuscript material, vertical files, and photographs

  • Reference scans (lo-res, on the photocopier): 20 cents per page for all items
  • Publishable scans: $5 for MSU affiliates / $10 for others, per image, for all items
  • Self-taken photographs: Free
  • Prints of photos: Special Collections is not able to provide prints. Please contact the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center or any other photo-printing service of your choice


  • Staff-made digital or paper copies: 35 cents per page
  • Self-made paper copies: 20 cents per page
  • Self-made digital copies: free

Architectural drawings

  • Paper copies:
  • Digital copies:
    • $10 per image for MSU affiliates $15 per image for others

Processing fees

All copy orders completed by staff include a processing fee.

  • Up to 10 pages: $2.50
  • 11-100 pages: $5
  • 100-200 pages: $10
  • 200+ pages: $20

Request Form

Terms and Conditions

  • You may use copies of our materials only for your personal reference and research purposes.
  • You may not add copies of our materials to another library or repository.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a copy request in whole or in part, at any time, at our staff’s discretion.
  • We generally do not copy fragile items. If an item is available on microfilm or has already been digitized, we will make copies from those versions.
  • We cannot always produce clear copies from original materials – you purchase copies at your own risk.
  • Copies of manuscript and archival materials are governed by any and all of the restrictions that govern the research use of their parent collections.
  • Items from the 20th and 21st centuries may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right-to-privacy laws and regulations. You are responsible for any legal ramifications arising from disclosure of this information without the consent of the individuals involved.
  • Most manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and moving images created in the past 120 years are protected under US Copyright Law. Transmission, reproduction, publication, or presentation (public display, performance, Internet presentation) of protected items require the permission of the copyright owners. It is your responsibility to obtain permissions.

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