Reference Fee Schedule (effective October 23, 2008)

Fees for ANS Members

Rush (1–2 days): $50/half-hour
Standard (2–4 weeks): $25/half-hour

Fees for Non-Members

Rush (1–2 days): $70/half-hour
Standard (2–4 weeks): $35/half-hour

Note: ANS Members receive the first 30 minutes free per year. This does not accrue and does not apply to rush orders.

Library staff can conduct detailed reference searches on your behalf at the above reference fee rates. For inquiries that require more than one hour of service, staff will contact you to provide estimates before initiating the research. Additional fees for photocopies are applicable. All orders must be prepaid by check drawn on a U.S. bank or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Please note that there is a $20.00 minimum for credit card payments). If the user is paying by check or money order, such should be made payable to: The American Numismatic Society. FEDERAL TAX ID-135562383. Orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be answered in 2-4 weeks from receipt of payment (unless rush service is requested). Canceled orders may incur a fee if processing was done prior to cancellation.


Photocopy service is also provided in accordance with the terms of the Revised Copyright Law of 1978. A minimum fee of $5.00 is charged for photocopy orders. Added to this are a fee of $.25 per exposure and the cost of postage to the recipient. All payments are to be made in US dollars. Checks must be drawn on US banks. Please note also that requests should be limited to brief articles or relevant passages; items that might be damaged in copying will not be reproduced.

Scanning service is also available in accordance with the same terms of the Revised Copyright Law of 1978. A minimum fee of $20.00 is charged for the first 10 pages scanned, and $1.00 for each additional page. Pdfs will be emailed once the scanning is complete.

Rush service for all copy orders is available and orders will be sent out in 2-3 days from the date that payment is received. An additional $50.00 fee is applied to all rush service requests (for each order of 100 pages).

Photography services are also available. Due to the fragile nature of some items, photography is the only available option for reproduction. Fees are similar to those of the numismatic collections. Click here for further details.

Please contact the librarian for additional details on any of these services.

Disclaimer While The American Numismatic Society attempts to provide accurate information, it makes no warranties, and disclaims any liability for loss or damage to any party caused by errors or omissions or statements of any kind.

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