University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections
The Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
An appointment is recommended to view materials from the Special Collections.
The Special Collections Reading Room is wheelchair accessible.
Special Collections staff are available to assist researchers in locating archival or published material, to advise on research questions and to carry out copying requests.
Requests from researchers of a librarian or archivist to conduct in-depth research fall outside the scope of work we are able to carry out. For example, we are unable to accept requests to search archival fonds or collections for all material related to a person/subject area or date range.
Similarly, we are unable to carry out copying requests that do not indicate specific items/files in an archival collection.
If you are not able to come to the John M. Kelly Library yourself, you may wish to hire an independent consultant to conduct research on your behalf.
Fee Schedule (Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Archives)
Photocopies of letter, legal, or ledger size materials 50¢ per page
Printouts from microfiche $1.00 per page
Large-format photocopies (limit to 11 x17.5”) $10.00 per order processing fee
Print Size, black and white Charge
5 x 7 $9.00
8 x 10 $10.00
11 x 14 $17.50
Charge for creation of negative, if one does not already exist (the Archives keeps the negative) $12.50
The above fees are set by an external service provider and are subject to change without notice. Other print sizes are also available. A $5.00 handling fee per order applies to all orders. Additional fees will be applied for publishing use. For more information, please speak to Special Collections staff.
Copy of video-taped recordings $50.00-$75.00 per tape
($20. if original has already been digitized)
*This service involves an external service provider and may require a 2-3 week processing period.
Copy of audio-taped recordings $30.00-$75.00 per recording
($20. if original has already been digitized) This service involves an external service provider and may require a 2-3 week processing period.
Digital Scans of Textural Material
Scan of letter, legal, or ledger size materials (unimproved basic scan, under 300 dpi, delivered by email) .50¢ per page
Includes electronic transfer by email
(File must be less than 20 MB)
Digital Scans of Fragile and Non-textual records
Unimproved basic scan (tiff or jpg format, RGB or greyscale up to 600 dpi, delivered by FTP or email) $20.00 for 1-10 scans
$40.00 for 11-20 scans
$60.00 for 21-30 scans
Custom (high-res scan for publication, etc) $20.00 per image
Delivery Method: Charge:
Email (File must be less than 20 MB.) No charge
Transfer onto USB (patron provides USB stick) $5.00
Storage medium (CD or diskette) $4.00 per CD/diskette
Copy of an existing digital image on CD or electronic transfer for publication $15.00
ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS. (or as arranged with patron)
LARGER ORDERS MAY TAKE LONGER.
RUSH SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $25.00 FEE.
A minimum postage and handling fee of $5.00 applies to all requests mailed to the patron.
Fees do not include applicable taxes.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
Cheques are to be made out to the University of St. Michael’s College.
Publication charges are separate.