Photo Duplication Policy

The UW Law Library maintains a non-circulating collection of UW Law School photographs. We encourage use of reproductions in publication and public displays.

In order to make the collection available and to preserve it for future generations, the following policies have been enacted.

  • Library staff will scan a limited number of photographs upon request.

  • Unless otherwise requested, the following settings will be used:

300 dpi

8 bit grey-scale or 24 bit color

TIFF file

  • For UW Madison faculty, staff, students, and alumni, there is no scanning charge in most circumstances. For other patrons, a small cost recovery fee of $25 for the first image and $5 for each subsequent image may be charged.

  • With permission of a library staff member, patrons may scan, copy or take a photo of photographs inside of the Law Library. They must either use their own equipment or use the library’s scanners or photocopiers.

  • Photographic prints and negatives may not leave the Law Library unless permission is granted by a library staff member.

Generally, such permission is only granted to UW Law School faculty and staff and only when duplicate prints or negatives are available.

If permission is granted, the borrower is responsible for the safe and prompt return of the photograph(s).

  • For use outside the UW Law School, please credit photographs as follows: “Image courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Law School”

  • Duplication by the UW Law Library does not transfer either the copyright or property right for the photographs.

  • The patron assumes all responsibility for obtaining the necessary permissions to use photographs, as well as responsibility for any questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in the use of the images.

For questions with or assistance using the UW Law School photograph collection, contact Mary Jo Koranda.

To request a reproduction, complete the Photograph Duplication Request form and return it to the Reference Desk or to Mary Jo Koranda.

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