Self-service photography

Boys and Girls on Wall, National Society (Church of England) for Promoting Religious Education, 19th-20th century. NS/12/5/1/28

Lambeth Palace Library allows self-service photography, subject to the provisions of current copyright law. There is no charge for this but the library would greatly appreciate a donation.

Self-service photography will only be allowed where compatible with preservation of the material. Utmost care must be taken, and handling guidelines followed at all times when photographing and handling any material. Before taking photographs, readers must have any material they wish to photograph assessed for suitability. The Library reserves the right to refuse self-service photography where material is considered too fragile or would require special handling.

In order to protect the material, no tripods, stands or handheld scanners are allowed, and no flash may be used when taking photographs. All devices must be switched to silent to avoid disturbing other readers.

Bound material must be photographed using the book cradle or supports provided. Unbound material must be placed flat on the desk on the melenex sheets provided. Material must not be forced open or flattened by hand or by any other means other than by the weights provided.

No amendments to lighting or seating can be made and standing on chairs or stools to obtain better images is not allowed.

The use of images for publication on a website, exhibition, broadcast or for any commercial purpose requires written permission.

Researchers requiring publication quality images can order copies and request copyright clearances via the Library Imaging Services.