Request a copy or scan of Library materials
You can request copies or scans of magazine or newspaper articles, or pages from a book. Copyright law and other restrictions may limit the amount of material that can be copied.
You must have a valid Seattle Public Library card to submit a request.
Copy or scan request form
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs making photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction will not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
We reserve the right to refuse a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.