Arts Library Special Collections

Policies Regarding Reproduction of Materials

The Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) may be able to provide reproductions of collection material for personal research use, under the fair use clause of United States copyright law, based on the following considerations:

  • Compliance with collection donor and other restrictions
  • Size and format of the original item
  • Condition of the original item
  • Staff resources to manage the reproduction request

If you wish to request reproductions, contact ALSC in person, by email to, or by writing to:

Special Collections, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, 180 York Street, New Haven, CT 06520

Please, include the materials you wish to have reproduced and provide an email address or telephone number so ALSC staff can follow up with you.


The copyright law of the United States (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 other reproductions. 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." 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.


Some archival materials may contain Social Security numbers. Researchers must agree by signing a form that they will not record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security number that may be included in ALSC materials. Violation of this Agreement may result in the loss of research privileges at Yale University.

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