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Copying and licensing

Did you know you can request copies of material from our research library, archives and photographic collections? Find out how to make a copying enquiry and license images from our collection.

Insight, the Collections and Research Centre at the National Science and Media Museum, offers a copying service for researchers. Users can request digital copies of paper-based materials in our collection (library and archive collections and photographs), providing the original measures no larger than A3. 

Our copying request form contains the pricing and terms and conditions for this service. To make a request, you'll need to print and complete this form and return it to

The images supplied through this service are for personal research use only. We do not manage licensing of our images for external use. If you wish to use an image of an item from our collection in a publication, exhibition or event, you will need to license it through the Science & Society Picture Library.

If you have any questions about our copying service or your order, get in touch at

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