Today: Special Collections in Hornbake 10:00am - 4:00pm, by appointment only


To initiate a duplication order, a researcher must create a Special Collections Account.

All Prange Collection materials must be copied by the Prange Collection staff.  Orders submitted by a patron during a single research visit will be combined into one order for the purpose of billing and payment.  

When proceeding with large requests, please expect that duplication orders will take additional time and may be completed in stages to accommodate other patron requests.

  • Images already digitized: free up to 10 images; patrons charged $3.00/image thereafter.
  • Images not already digitized (or those requiring a re-scan for higher resolution): free up to 5 images; patrons charged $5.00/image thereafter.
  • Images already digitized: No free images; $3.00/image
  • Images not already digitized (or those requiring a re-scan for higher resolution): No free images; $5.00/image



Check and money orders should be made payable to the "University of Maryland" and mailed to:

The Gordon W. Prange Collection
Hornbake Library North, Room 4200
4130 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA

Credit cards may be used with orders of $5.00 or more by mailing the Credit Card Form to the Manager of the Prange Collection.  If you have questions regarding payment by credit card, please contact us

Rush orders

Please contact us prior to placing a rush order, as large or complex orders may require staff approval.  There is a $50 fee for orders needed within 1 to 3 business days; our standard turnaround time is 10 business days.

Research fees

Although the Prange staff members are happy to try and answer questions to the best of their ability, we cannot perform in-depth research services for patrons due to limited staffing.  We are continuously striving to make our collections discoverable through our catalog and our website to enable researchers to quickly locate relevant materials. We are glad to help patrons navigate these systems and develop search strategies, and we welcome your feedback.