ZSL Library provides a copying service for non-commercial purposes.
All copying must comply with the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, i.e. you may only copy one article from any journal issue or one chapter or five per cent of any book.
ZSL Library provides a colour book scanner that creates pdf files. To use the scanner, Library users can purchase a memory stick from Library staff for £4.00, or are welcome to bring their own. Library visitors may also use personal cameras or phones to take photographs of pages of books and journals, providing they adhere to copyright regulations and that the flash is turned off.
Remote scanning service - book chapters, journal articles etc.
ZSL Library also offers a remote scanning service for users who cannot visit the Library. The charge for this service is 50 pence per page; although there is a minimum charge of £10.00 plus VAT (the minimum charge is not applicable to ZSL Fellows).
Remote scanning service - photographs, archival material
ZSL Library also offers a remote scanning service for users who cannot visit the Library. The charge for this service is £10 for the first image and £50 pence for each additional image from the same item plus VAT. Non-commercial usage only. This service is dependent on staff availability and the fragility of the items requested.
Remote scanning service - commercial use
Please contact ZSL Library for more information if you would like to licence any images for commercial usage.
To request scans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7449 6293 and provide full bibliographic details of the items you are requesting. If the item is available for and suitable for scanning we will send you a copyright declaration form and invoice, once returned to us and the payment received, the scans will be sent.