The copies produced resemble standard photocopies and are suitable for general reference purposes only. They are not intended to be used for further reproduction in books, exhibitions, displays or web pages.
All photocopies produced by British Library Newspapers are of complete pages only and are approximately the same page size as the original or the closest modern standard paper size to the original size (e.g. usually A3 or A2).
We are unable to produce copies to the exact size of original newspapers where the originals were not produced in modern standard sizes.
For broadsheet newspapers (A2 size and above), we generally use an overhead digital scanner to produce the paper copy to A2 size.
To produce copies from tabloid (A3) and A4 size volumes, we use a mix of 'book-friendly' photocopiers and overhead scanners, which allow safe copying from bound volumes.