Reading Room Services

Research Assistance

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives maintains a list of research assistants for those researchers unable to visit our reading rooms in person. To request a copy of the list, please contact hooverarchives [at] The Hoover Institution assumes no responsibility for any research assignments, payments, or agreements between you and the research assistant.

            Contact a research assistant if you need:

                        - Detailed research conducted within a collection

                        - Copies of large quantities of material for research purposes

                        - Assistance in selecting material


Duplication Orders

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives offer duplication services, for a fee. Advance payment by credit card in U.S. funds is required, and requests are filled in the order in which payment is received. Please allow two to eight weeks for processing. All duplication requests should be made through Aeon.

Estimated Costs*


Paper documents, photographs, slides, negatives (flatbed scan): $25 per scan

Books, albums, posters, oversize items, fragile items (copy-stand scan): $40 per scan

Items already digitized: $15 per scan

Moving Images

Low resolution digital file copy from VHS or DVD source: $20 per tape/disc

Low resolution digital file copy from 16mm film source: $75 per reel

High resolution digital file copy from existing master file: $50 per file

Sound Recordings

Tapes, reels, discs: $35 per item

Items already digitized: $5 per item

Library Microfilm

Materials already filmed: $90 per reel

Original microfilm: $320 per reel


* California sales tax will be added for will-call and orders shipped to California addresses.

            Submit a duplication order if you need:

                        - A high resolution scan for a publication or exhibit

                        - A high resolution digital file of audiovisual material for use in a production

                        - A low resolution digital file of audiovisual material that has not yet been reformatted for personal or research use

                        - A copy of library microfilm

Use of Copies

Copies are for private research use only. No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the copyright owner, if any, or, in the cases copyright is held by Stanford University, by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on behalf of Stanford University.

Filming in the Archives

Thank you for your interest in filming materials in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives (L&A) for your forthcoming production. Due to staff limitations, we are unable to accommodate filming requests at this time.


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