Photocopiers & Copy Services

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copy order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Self-Service Copying


  • Located on Library main level (Floor 2).
  • Prints -- $.15/page
  • Digital copies -- $.10/page

 Microfiche reader/printers

  • Located on Library Floor 1 (south side).
  • No charge for prints.

Downloads, etc. -- See Computers & Printing

Problems? Contact the Front Desk.

For-Fee Copy Service

The Library provides a for-fee copy service for items from our collections, including Mines theses and dissertations, journals, and the Library's archives. Service availability is subject to copyright restrictions, preservation criteria, and staffing. Questions? Contact Interlibrary Loan -- Lending (Staff Directory).

Payment Methods

  • Check -- Make payable to "Library, Colorado School of Mines."
  • Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express).
  • All international orders must be prepaid.


  • U.S. Postal Service (standard).
  • Federal Express (additional shipping charge).
  • E-mail attachment -- File size and other restrictions apply.

Basic Fees (include sales tax where applicable)

  • Print or digital -- $15.00/item (includes shipping and handling)
  • Delivery on a CD/DVD -- See library staff
  • Rush orders -- $10.00/request

Order a Mines Thesis or Dissertation

  • Body of thesis:
    • b&w -- $.25/page
    • color -- $1.00/page
  • Accompanying maps or plates:
    • b&w -- $.45/sq ft
    • color -- $7.50/sq ft
  • Shipping and handling -- $10.00/thesis
  • Electronic file on CD/DVD (where available) -- $42.00 (includes shipping and handling)

Theses and dissertations (Fall 2012-present + scattered older titles) are available electronically: see Find a Thesis for more information.



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