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Reading Room Rules

  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the reading room.
  • Only laptops, paper, and pencils may be taken into the reading room. Do not use ink.
  • Please leave backpacks/bookbags, coats, binders, purses, folders, and other personal materials in the space or lockers provided outside the reading room.
  • Please silence cell phones.
  • White gloves are provided for handling photographic materials.
  • Use of a digital camera or personal device to photograph materials is allowed.
    • Photographs taken are for private study only, and are meant to alleviate photocopying and supplement note taking, not to create a complete personal copy.
    • Staff may restrict photographs based on the physical condition of the materials, copyright law, donor stipulation, or other restrictions.
    • Researchers must consult staff for permission to use or publish.
  • Research materials must remain in the reading room at all times.
  • Only 1 box at a time is allowed on the table. Use only 1 folder at a time from the box.
  • Handle research materials carefully. Do not lean, write on, fold, or other actions that may cause damage.
  • Research materials are to be maintained in the order in which received. Please notify the staff if you discover any material that is out of order, missing, or damaged.
  • All reproductions are done by staff; reproductions may be prohibited due to donor restrictions, copyright law, or condition of the item(s).
  • Researchers are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use or reproduce materials.

Reproductions

Albertsons Library, Special Collections and Archives offers scanning of select materials. Fees are subject to change.

  • Scans can be emailed, copied to a personal thumb drive, or sent file sharing sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive. A staff member may limit the transfer type.
  • Delivery time can vary based on quantity and availability of equipment.
  • Staff reserves the right to limit the number of scans per patron.
  • Staff will not scan items if it will cause damage to the material.
  • Researchers are responsible for complying with copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
  • Requests pertaining to athletics may need approval from Trademark Licensing and Enforcement, Office of General Counsel. There may be additional charges.
  • Each request for publishing is approved by the Head of Special Collections and Archives. Fees vary based on content and purpose for publishing. Please send all publish requests to archives@boisestate.edu with explanation of the project.
  • Taxes may apply to some requests.

Papers and Photographs
Reproduction services do not include permission to publish. A separate request is required.
Low-resolution PDF copy: $0.25 per page
High-resolution scan: $5.00 per image
Requests over 100 pages: additional $15/hour charge
Requests over 25 images: additional $15/hour charge
Staff will photocopy materials on a limited basis for $0.25 per page.

Audio-Visual Materials
Reproduction services do not include permission to publish. A separate request is required.
Reproductions may take up to one month to complete.
For all formats: $30 per hour of digitized material, pro-rated to the half-hour (e.g., if a video is 1 hr 30 min., then the cost would be $45.).
Some formats are not available for in-house reproduction. Upon request, patron incurs any outsourcing cost.

Discounts
Boise State Faculty, Staff, Students: $10 free per academic year.

Copyright Notice

  • Copyright laws (Title 17, US Code) apply to all scans and copies.
  • Scanning may be limited by copyright and digital marks may be added to images.

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