Low resolution scanning workstation

Digitization Services


To meet the needs of our researchers, Research Services offers digitization services which includes a limited amount of free low-resolution reference scanning and duplication services for a fee. Requests must be made through Aeon, which is the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ online request and reservation system. Requests will be filled in the order they are received. Please allow two to eight weeks or more for processing.

Low-Resolution Reference Scanning

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Duplication Orders

Please review the current estimated costs for duplication orders in the table below.

Duplication Orders Estimated Costs*

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

Output Description & Fees
  • 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: $40 per item
  • Items already digitized: $5 per item
Library Microfilm
  • Materials already filmed: $90 per reel
  • Original microfilm: $320 per reel

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.

Additional Resources: Learn How To

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