Ordering copies of Library material

You can order copies of material from the Library's collections, such as an article from a journal or a chapter from a rare book. We can email you a PDF copy or post a photocopy to you.

Download the order form and email, fax or post the completed form to the Document Supply Service.

We can also copy images and archival prints from the Library's collections. Find out how to order digital and print copies of images and archival prints including pricing.

Order forms

Contact the Document Supply Service (dds@sl.nsw.gov.au) if you’re unsure which form to use.


Material Standard
(4 days)
(24 hours)
(2 hours)
Extra Pages
Magazine, book or microfilm
(up to 50 pages)
$16.50 $33 $49.50 $16.50 per
50 pages
Unique, rare and fragile material
(up to 10 pages)
$16.50 N/A N/A $16.50 per
10 pages

All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST.

microfilm copies

We're able to arrange 35 mm microfilm copies of manuscripts, certain pictorial or rare printed material from the Mitchell Library and Dixson Library collections. We may not be able to copy some material due to fragility. There are also restrictions to the amount of material that can be microfilmed.

The microfilming is completed by a commercial imaging firm.

Contact Ask a Librarian to ask about ordering microfilm copies.

Note: Some master microfilms are held by W. & F. Pascoe. You can contact them directly for information and pricing.


Material Price
(excl. postage)
Collection material previously filmed Quote (per reel) available, by application.
Unfilmed manuscripts or other material such as complete volumes Quote (per reel) available, by application.

All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST.

* Two facing original pages are usually filmed per frame.
** Prices may vary depending on complexity.

COPIES OF Large and fragile Library material

We can use an overhead scanner to copy Library material that’s too large or fragile for the copiers in reading rooms for you. Ask staff at the request desk.

We're happy to copy up to 10 pages while you wait. If you need more than 10 pages, you will need to place an order at the request desk. Your order will be ready to collect within four working days. Speak to staff if you would prefer to have it emailed to you.


Colour A4 A3
Black and white $1 $1
Colour $2 $3

All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST.

You can order copies of Library material provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and any special requirements that apply to material that's original, unpublished or culturally sensitive.

Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.

Find out more about copyright.