What is the Photoduplication Service (PDS)?
Photoduplication Service is a fee-for-service program responsible
for copying and duplicating the Library's collections.
What collections have been duplicated and are
available for sale?
A wide range of materials (including non-English) from the Library's
collections have been photographed or reformatted in microform.
Copies of most items are available for purchase.
What other collections are available for duplication?
Virtually all collections are available for duplication. Restrictions
on availability for duplication are based on physical conditions
of the materials, copyright limitations, and legal restrictions
imposed on particular collections.
What specific services does PDS offer?
PDS offers a wide range of duplicating services to support customers'
needs for copies from the Library's collections. Inquire about the
- 35mm microfilm
- film to paper
- original filming
- cartographic scanning
- digital images to CD-ROM
- all formats of photographic reproduction
How long before I receive my order?
An order may take from a few days to several months depending on
the size, complexity, condition of original materials, availability
of source materials, and other factors. Contact the Photoduplication
Service regarding completion dates for various formats.
How can I pay for an order?
The Photoduplication Service can accept a variety of payment
Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
Money Orders (drawn on a U.S. bank)
Checks (drawn on a U.S. bank)
Deposit Accounts (You may deposit funds in advance of purchase
to facilitate rapid processing for future orders.)
Will my request be subject to copyright laws?
The Photoduplication Service operates in full compliance with all
United States copyright laws. The Library also has specific guidelines
and conditions for copying materials for libraries and archives
and for individuals requesting materials. If we cannot complete
your order because of restrictions, PDS will notify you in a timely
How do I contact the Photoduplication Service?
Telephone: (202) 707-5640
Fax: (202) 707-1771
Photoduplication Service is located in the Adams Building,
Room LA 129. Our public service hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). Mail may be sent
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4570