Nova Scotia Archives

Copying Services and Fees

Copying Services and Fees

The Nova Scotia Archives provides photocopy, microfilm print-out, microfilm duplication, sound and moving image reproduction and image scanning services. 

Please note: There are strict rules regarding the reproduction of archival and library materials, as defined in the Canadian Copyright Act and Regulations. These rules may prevent or limit us in responding to your request for copies. For details, please see our Copying and Use Protocols or consult with Reference Services Staff.



Photocopies — $.50 per page

Microfilm print-outs — $.50 per page

Large orders 50+ pages — $.50 per page + $10.00 per hour *


Microfilm duplication — $50.00 per reel *

Sound reproduction (reel-to-reel or cassette to CD) — $25.00 per hour *

Moving image reproduction (VHS or 3/4 inch to DVD) — $25.00 per hour *


Scanned high resolution (300 dpi) images — $12.00 per image * (For copies made from images on this website, or from original archival records.)


* Plus 15% harmonized sales tax


Additional Fees

Document Certification and School Attendance Records

Levied in addition to copy fees — $20.00 per file or item


Postage and Handling

1 to 8 pages — $3.00

9 to 49 pages — $6.00

50 to 100 pages — $8.00

100+ pages — consult with staff

microfilm — $2.00 per reel to maximum of $10.00

sound and video — $2.00 per cassette to maximum of $10.00

sound and video — $1.00 per CD or DVD disc to maximum of $5.00

Consult with staff for postage and handling fees if required.


Local fax no additional cost

Long distance fax $1.25 per page