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Imaging Services

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Register for an Imaging Services Account (Non-readers only)

Past and current registered readers at the Huntington Library do not need to create a separate account for Imaging Services. You may use your existing Aeon account to request imaging. If you are unsure whether or not you have an existing account, please contact Reader Services.

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As part of its mission to make collections available for research, the Huntington Library provides reproductions of materials in its collections.

Requests are fulfilled for reproductions to the extent allowed by the physical condition of the item and the provisions of existing copyright law.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to research and comply with all copyright provisions.

Create an Aeon Account to Request Imaging Services

To create an Aeon account and request materials for Imaging Services, please review the information below. By clicking the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button, you confirm that you have read and understood these policies, and agree to abide by their terms and conditions.

Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement.

Requests for Imaging Services may be denied if such work would damage the materials to be copied or infringe on other restrictions.

All requests are subject to curatorial approval.

Warning Concerning Copyright

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction.

One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research".

If a person later uses a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that person may be liable for copyright infringement.

Quoting or Reproducing Huntington Library Holdings

The Huntington is committed to supporting scholarly research and the dissemination of such research through various forms of publication and outreach. While the Library owns the physical objects in its collections, in the majority of cases we do not own the intellectual content or copyright and cannot grant or deny permission to publish.

Certain works requested which are physically owned by The Huntington may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by The Huntington. Copyright law protects unpublished as well as published materials.

The responsibility for determining whether any such intellectual property rights, including moral rights, exist, for obtaining all necessary permissions, and for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, remains with the requester.

If the content in question is under copyright, appropriate permissions must be sought from the owner of the rights, unless the intended use is protected by the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law (title 17, United States Code). Some ownership and rights information may be recorded in our catalogue records and finding aids.

Questions and requests should be addressed to Reader Services.

Other tools exist for researching copyright, including the WATCH file (Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders) maintained by the Harry Ransom Center and the University of Reading and the public database at the United States Copyright Office, which contains information on all works registered after January 1, 1978.

We welcome information about copyright and related matters pertaining to materials in our collections.

If you have such information, or believe that our website and records do not accurately and fully record any applicable restrictions, please email Reader Services.

Quoting From Unpublished Materials

You do not need to contact the Library for permission to quote from unpublished material, such as a manuscript or letter.

However, for the benefit of future researchers and in order to assist in developing the collection, we ask that you inform us if you are publishing a substantial portion of a manuscript or an entire letter; or a work that relies upon a Huntington manuscript for its text.

Please write Reader Services with this information.

Crediting The Huntington

As a matter of good scholarly practice, and for the benefit of future researchers, we ask that requesters using reproductions of our materials give appropriate credit when quoting from or reproducing an item in the Huntington collections.

Images should be captioned with information about the original source, and quotations should be footnoted.

For more detailed guidance click here.

Advance Payment

Payment for Imaging Services is required in advance. Library staff sends a pre-production estimate before any services are rendered. Imaging Services requests will not be processed until full payment is received.

Before submitting a request, please review the Imaging Services Price List.

Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the Aeon. For general information about Aeon, and a list of other libraries that use Aeon, please visit the Atlas Systems website.

Notice on Data Collection

The Huntington Library may retain indefinitely information we collect from you in connection with your use of rare material, including registration, circulation, imaging services requests, as well as related correspondence. Your information will not be shared with other parties except to address issues pertaining to the legality, security, and the administration of the collections.

Continuing with your registration indicates your acknowledgement of having read the above terms, conditions and notices, and confirms your agreement to observe them.


Past and current registered readers at the Huntington Library do not need to create a separate account for Imaging Services. You may use your existing Aeon account to request imaging. If you are unsure whether or not you have an existing account, please contact Reader Services.

If you wish to continue, by clicking the "First Time Users Click Here" button below you agree to our Terms and Conditions.