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Fee Schedule


Because of limited staff, we encourage self-service photocopying.
See also the MLA Circulation and Photocopying Policy.

Photocopier and microfilm reader/printer, letter and legal size $.10 each
Photocopier and microfilm reader/printer, 11 x 17 $.20 each
Color photocopies, 8.5 x 11 $1.00 each
Color photocopies, 8.5 x 14 $1.50 each
Color photocopies, 11 x 17 $2.00 each
Copies made by MLA staff and shipped to researchers $.25 each
(This charge also covers postage and limited research time. Minimum: $3.00)
Faxing $1.00 per page
Scans (self-service on copier) $.05 each
Scans (on copier) made by staff and shippped to researchers $.20 each



See also the MLA Photograph Usage Policy

Scan of photos from our collection $5.00 per scan

Scan from nitrate negative (primarily Voth and Petter collections) $10.00 per scan

Audio Tape Copies

Audio tape to CD — $10.00 (includes cost of CD)

Audio tape to mp3 — $8.00


We are experimenting with offering transcription and translation of German documents. We currently offer this service at 3 cents per word (of the original document) for transcribing of old handwritten German documents (without translation into English), 4 cents per word for translation of printed German items, 7 cents per word for translation of old handwritten German documents.

Research Time

Because of limited staff, we are unable to devote extensive time to queries by phone, mail, or e-mail. Our policy is to spend 15-30 minutes of free research time per query. Queries requiring more time will need to be researched by the patron or by a paid outside researcher. (We do not maintain a list of approved researchers for hire).

This time limitation does not apply to queries resulting from administrative needs of Bethel College, the Mennonite Church USA, or the Western District Conference.

Other Services

Some special services are done rather infrequently, and prices from vendors vary from time to time. Costs for the following will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis: scans from rare books, photographic prints and copy negatives, scans of microfilm/fiche, very large reproductions (e.g. maps, genealogy charts), film to video transfer, transfer to audio cassette, transfer to or from other audio and video formats (wire recordings, phonograph records, reel-to-reel, DAT, CD, S-VHS, DVD).

NOTE: Prices are effective 28 February 2011 and are subject to change without notice.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.