Clare College Cambridge

Charges and Copying

Copies of archival material can be provided at the discretion of the Archivist but it is worth noting that due to the fragility of some items it is not possible to make copies of everything held by the College archives. All items held by the College archives are also subject to copyright law. Please see below for the scale of charges.

Scale of charges


Self-service photography

Visitors and researchers to the College archives are welcome to use their own cameras to take photographs of archival items but a charge of £10 a day will be made for this. 


Digital images of documents

If you cannot visit the archive, digital copies can be made of items providing the material are small enough and stable enough to be scanned. The Archive does not currently own a camera, so it may not be possible to make copies of larger items. 

For copy orders there is an administration fee of £7 and an additional charge of £1 per item scanned. 


Reproduction of images in research papers and publications

Images of items in the archive may be reproduced in research papers or publications but only with the express permission of the Archivist. A publication charge may also be levied depending on what sort of work the image will be reproduced in so please contact the Archivist for details.


Archive research

The Archivist is happy to respond to enquiries that take no longer than 30 minutes to answer, but any enquiries that take longer than this will be subject to a research fee of £30 an hour, however, researchers are, of course, welcome to visit the archives in person to carry out their own research.

Please remember that all funds raised from research charges and the copying of archival documents go towards paying for conservation of records held in the College archive. 

Reproduction of map of Great Gransden c.1794 (ref: CCAD/3/3/3/4/1)