These copies are good for general reference of text and simple illustrations. Copies will be provided on a single page per copy basis for preservation reasons. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to provide a double page spread on a single copy.
Paper copies give an average across a tonal range so they may lose fine details. All copies are in black in white and are reproduced onto white photocopy paper, produced by a variety of processes including direct photocopying or the use of an overhead digital photocopier.
Original larger items can be reduced onto A3, but there is a risk of losing legibility. We will not normally reproduce large items, e.g. a map, in multiple A3 sections, as we cannot guarantee they can be reproduced at true scale.
Paper copies can also be supplied from microfilm on to A4/A3 size paper.