Research Tools for Visiting Scholars
- Manuscript images. Scholars visiting HMML may view both microfilm and digital images without charge.
- Microfilm collections: readers are available for the 35mm films.
- Digital collections: in addition to viewing digitized manuscripts in vHMML Reading Room, scholars are provided dedicated PCs to view images not yet available online.
- Reference resources. Scholars may access HMML’s reference collection as well as the adjacent Alcuin Library collection and electronic resources.
- Scholar studies. Upon request, scholars may reserve a private study (subject to availability).
- Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is available at HMML and across the Saint John’s campus. Guest access requires a simple registration process.
IMAGE ACCESS SERVICES
Image Reproduction Services for Off-Site Users
Cataloged Born-Digital Manuscript Collections
HMML does not sell copies of the born-digital manuscripts in its collections, since these are available for free viewing in vHMML Reading Room at vHMML.org. In exceptional cases (e.g., for those working on a scholarly text edition), HMML may be able to provide copies of digital images. To inquire about this possibility, complete the Manuscript Image Order Form and note the special circumstances in the Comments field.
Uncataloged Born-Digital Manuscript Collections
Scholars seeking to read uncataloged born-digital manuscripts should contact HMML to have these added to vHMML Reading Room at vHMML.org. Please complete the Manuscript Image Order Form. These images will become available in vHMML Reading Room as staff time permits.
Microfilm Manuscript Collections (excluding EMML microfilms)
Scholars may request a scanned copy of a microfilm from HMML’s manuscript collections using the Manuscript Image Order Form. Duplication of microfilms typically requires permission from the owning partner library. Once the microfilms are scanned, scholars will be sent a URL for downloading the scans. This option is not available for microfilms in HMML’s collection from non-partner libraries. NB: HMML does not scan individual leaves or partial reels.
For this service, HMML charges a $50.00 processing fee per microfilm reel. There may be additional fees required from the owning partner library. You will receive an invoice, which is payable by credit card, wire transfer, or personal check (drawn on a U.S. bank). Scholars from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia qualify for a modified fee schedule; please inquire for details at [email protected].
EMML Microfilm Collection
HMML is gradually adding all of the EMML manuscripts to vHMML Reading Room at vHMML.org. Scholars interested in consulting a manuscript not yet available in vHMML Reading Room may send up to three requests using the Manuscript Image Order Form. Scanning of the films and placement of the images will be done as staff time permits. In exceptional cases (e.g., for those working on a scholarly text edition), HMML may be able to provide copies of scanned EMML microfilms. To inquire about this possibility, complete the Manuscript Image Order Form and note the special circumstances in the Comments field.
Permissions to Publish
Scholars who wish to publish an image must complete the Permission to Publish Form. HMML charges a $25 processing fee (plus $1 per image) to provide copies for publication. Because of our agreements with partner libraries, scholars who wish to publish images may also need permission from the owning institution; they may require that an additional fee be paid directly to them prior to publication. You will be notified of any such conditions before your order is processed.