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Get Fine Arts materials digitized

Request books, photographs, slides or transparencies to be scanned and digitized for teaching and research.

Student viewing slides

The Fine Arts Library's Digital Images and Slides Collection can provide copy photography by request for teaching and research.

Materials including books, photographs, slides or transparencies can be digitized. Image subject matter should be related to the visual arts, archaeology, architecture, or material culture.

All materials digitized by request will also be made available online to the Harvard community.

Make a request

All Harvard ID holders can request these materials. Faculty and classroom teaching requests are given first priority. No fees associated with this service.

Submit a request:

To make a request, please complete the Imaging Order Request Form (directions for the form) and bring it to one of our locations:

  • Sackler Building, 309: Mon-Fri 1-3pm 
  • Lamont Library, room 130: by appointment

Consult staff at any location for imaging order forms, image research, presentation, organization, and copyright questions.

Production time:

Please allow at least 5 business days per 50 images.