Accessing DMU Special Collections is free and we are open to all – staff and students of DMU and other universities, private researchers and members of the public.

For users from outside DMU we have introduced some charges for reprographics and research.


A4 and A3 black and white: £0.30 per side

A4 and A3 colour: £0.60 per side


PDF: £0.50 per page

JPEG at 300 dpi: £1.00 per scan (up to A3 size)

JPEG at 300 dpi: £5.00 per scan (over A3 size)

Camera Pass:

£2.50 a day to use personal camera

NB – camera use must still be within copyright guidelines and restrictions

All photocopying and scanning will be done by staff on behalf of the researcher

Please note that due to the fragile nature of the items held in Special Collections, it is not always possible to copy them

Remote orders:

As above + £2.50 fee for the staff time involved in locating and preparing the items to be reproduced + postage if relevant


For already digitised items £3 per digital file

For items needing digitising £3 per digital file plus £5 per item for the staff time of digitising

Enquiry Service

The first 15 minutes of staff time working on an enquiry are free. If the research takes longer, £2.50 will be charged per 15 minutes of staff time.