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Library Special Collections Services & Fees

Materials from the Kentucky Library Research Collections, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, WKU Archives are accessed through the Harrison-Baird Reading Room located on the second floor of the Kentucky Building.

The Harrison-Baird Reading Room is equipped with microfilm reader/printers and a photocopy machine. The collection policy prohibits the copying of restricted materials, fragile materials, manuscripts, complete oral histories or complete collections. Outside equipment, including scanners and cameras, are prohibited. Photocopies may be obtained at a cost of $.10 to $.25 per page.

All images in the Kentucky Library Research Collections remain the property of the Department of Library Special Collections. For additional information see, Copyright and the Publication & Exhibition Request Form.


Scan (72 dpi) - $5.00 each

Scan (300 dpi) - $10.00 each

Scanning to CD add $3.50 per CD

One Time Publication / Exhibition Fees:

Non-commercial - $25.00

Commercial - $100.00

Make checks payable to Library Special Collections. Cash and interdepartmental transfers are accepted. Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover) may be used for orders exceeding $50.

Send checks or cash to the Library Special Collections, Kentucky Building, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1092.  Phone 270-745-5083  or e-mail inquiries to



Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/25/14