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Rare Book Imaging Services

The library offers two types of imaging services:

  • For study purposes and presentations, low-resolution scans delivered via e-mail as PDF files can be requested using this form.

  • For publication, high-resolution images can be requested using this application (PDF 96KB).  Please complete and sign the application and return it to the library.

All imaging requests are subject to approval of the head of reader services.
Copyright Notice
All material published after 1923 is subject to United States copyright law. Imaging requests for copyrighted material may be restricted or denied. National Gallery of Art Library bears no responsibility for the misuse of images it provides. It is the responsibility of the requestor to secure proper rights for use.

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Landover, MD 20785

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Contact image collections or call (202) 842-6026

Volunteer Opportunities

For information on volunteer opportunities in the National Gallery of Art Library, please send a letter and résumé to
Reference Librarian, [email protected].