All material from our Manuscript, Rare Book, and University Archives collections, plus rare books from the North Carolina Collection, must be used in the Research Room. (We’re happy to help you with other North Carolina Collection material, too, but these rules don’t apply to the microfilm or to the reference and circulating books).
Because so much of our material is unique, rare, or fragile, we ask researchers to follow the below rules when they are signed in to the Research Room.
Our staff provides as a service a minimum amount of reproductions and/or scans of material. Staff limitations do not permit the copying and/or scanning of large amounts of material, nor does collection policy permit the copying and/or scanning of restricted material.
Patrons may e-mail, fax or mail a Photocopied Reproductions Order Form or an Image Order Form to the staff. The Special Collections fax number is 252-328-0268 and our mailing address is:
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
J. Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Before sending any order forms please contact staff via our Ask a Librarian service and describe your request. You will then be contacted by a staff member to discuss your request.
For reproduction fees, please see the Reproduction Fee Schedule. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FOR ANY ORDER UNTIL YOU ARE BILLED BY STAFF. Patrons must request reproductions using the following forms:
Photocopy Requests – Photocopied Reproductions Order Form
Photos, Negatives and/or Digitized Images – Image Order Form
Researchers seeking to publish materials from the department’s holdings must obtain permissions. Literary rights to collections may not necessarily be in the public domain. Researchers should consult a copyright attorney if they have questions concerning the legality of publishing specific documents.
Patrons who wish to publish materials must complete a Request to Publish Form. Fax, e-mail or mail the completed form to Dale Sauter, Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department.
Note: By reproducing materials for patrons, the Special Collections department does not waive any ownership or copyright protection or restriction that it may have, or that may be retained by the donor, lender, or creator of any collection materials; nor does it grant any permission to sell, reproduce, publish, or donate any such collection materials to any other individual or organization. The patron assumes all responsibility for possible infringement of copyrights and/or literary property rights in the act of copying or in the subsequent use of the copies.