Publication and Digital Reproduction Requests

Columbia University provides access to materials on its website for educational and research purposes only. The materials are displayed "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including any warranties of title, non-infringement of copyright or other rights.

To obtain permission to reproduce or publish materials owned by the Libraries,  a letter should be sent to the Director or Dean of the library, distinctive collection or division holding those materials.  (Links to contact information are listed in the right-hand column.)

This letter must contain the following information:

  • information about the forthcoming publication (including format [for example, print, microform media, or electronic], title, expected date of publication, name of author),
  • name of publisher
  • clear information about the item(s) to be published (name of author or creator, name of collection, date of creation, page or item numbers, or Web page address (URL) where available).

Fees for permission to publish will be applied according to the policies of the individual collection.

More detailed information on the Libraries' reproduction policies may be found at:
Columbia Libraries Publication and Digital Reproduction Policy and Procedures


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