Reproductions

Can I copy documents?

You can make copies yourself provided the documents are not damaged and you comply with copyright restrictions. Documents that are more than 50 years old must be submitted to a member of staff first. Photocopiers and book scanners are available for making copies.
You may also take photos of documents with your own camera, but without using flash.

The NL's Photo and Reprography Service can supply high-quality analogue or digital reproductions.

Can I obtain a copy of a complete issue of a newspaper, for example as a birthday gift?

Issues of newspapers that are no longer subject to copyright can be reproduced in their entirety. You can make copies yourself from microfilm or order them from the NL's Photo and Reprography Service. If the newspaper is subject to copyright, only extracts may be copied.

How do I order reproductions of extracts from documents in the general collection?

If you are unable to copy or scan the documents in the library yourself, or if you require high-quality reproductions, you can order them using the relevant form for analogue/digital copies. Please indicate the intended use of the copies on the form and accept the use and delivery conditions. You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with copyright restrictions. Send the completed form to info@nb.admin.ch.

Can I obtain a copy of a book?

Books that are no longer subject to copyright can be ordered as e-books on demand. Documents for which this option is available are generally marked with the "eod" icon in the online catalogue Helveticat. You place your order using the form that opens when you click on the symbol. A fee is made for this service. Where a publication is subject to copyright, we are only permitted to copy extracts.

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