Copying Manuscript Material
Act 1968 allows libraries to photocopy unpublished material
held in their collections if the material is required for research
purposes, but only if the creator of the material has been dead
for more than 50 years. For material which does not meet this criterion,
researchers must obtain the written permission of the copyright
holders of the material. This restriction does not apply to official
records, which are covered by Crown copyright.
Permission to Publish
Should you wish to publish
material from the Library's manuscript collections, you will need
to obtain permission from the Library as custodian of the material.
You will also need to obtain copyright clearance from any copyright
holders. You will need to provide an accompanying citation
which acknowledges the National Library as custodian, and includes
the location number of the item.
Further information is available
on copying and downloading digital manuscript