Photocopy & Scanning service

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The library can supply photocopies or PDF scans of journal articles and parts of books held in the library, though we cannot copy from an unpublished thesis without permission of the author.  Tyndale House receives about 200 current journals and has a similar number of older discontinued series. These journals cover biblical studies, theology and related areas. It also holds almost 40,000 books, mostly in the area of biblical studies. The acquisition policy is to have a copy of every book of academic interest in biblical studies and Bible background.

In accordance with the 1988 Copyright Act, as amended in 2003, electronic copies are supplied on the following conditions:

* the copy is required for research for a non-commercial purpose or for private study, and will not be used for any other purpose;

* only one article from any issue of a journal or a ‘reasonable proportion’ of a book (our guidelines for the latter are one chapter or 5% of the book, whichever is the greater.)

* only one copy of the same material may be supplied;

* to the best of your knowledge no other person with whom you work has made, or intends to make, a request for substantially the same material, for substantially the same purpose, at or about the same time as this request.

A signed declaration agreeing with these conditions must be returned by post. These conditions do not apply to very old material (where the author has been dead for more than 70 years) or if you have the written permission of the copyright holder. Please note that no part of a thesis may be photocopied without the written consent of the author.

Before requesting an item, please check the Book Catalogue or Periodical List.

Send your request by (or by post to Copy Service, Tyndale House, 36 Selwyn Gardens, Cambridge, CB3 9BA, England). Remember to include:
* your postal address (if you want postal copies) 
* call numbers of books. Check them here.
* location of journals. Check them here.

Orders should consist of a maximum of five items. If you require more than that, please make two or more orders, which will be invoiced and posted separately. (You can of course pay for them together if you wish.)  You can pay online here.

We will invoice you, and send a copyright declaration for you to complete, with your photocopies. Our charges are kept to a minimum, and are calculated to cover the cost of copying and administration only. The copying is generally done by students at Tyndale House, who value this opportunity to supplement their income. With effect from 1 March 2003 the charges will be:




W. Europe

N. America & Australasia

Africa, Asia, E. Europe,  & S. America











Articles which we don’t have can often be found at the British Library. For a photocopy, contact their Document Supply Centre. If you live in the United Kingdom, you may also be able to obtain the item on inter-library loan through your own academic or local public library.