I really want to create a poster from a blown up book cover, but I don't have a big enough image file. Might an academic library loan help me track down the book?
I would love to create a poster from the cover of the 1972 Polish edition
of The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem.
I want to make it in A2 size, as an Etsy poster I'm also buying is that size. However this site
says that the resolution I would need (2592x1944) is much bigger than the existing image I have. (Using Google search by image unfortunately shows that this image is the biggest scan online.) So I need a bigger scan.
1) Would a typical scanner be able to scan resolutions approaching 2592x1944? If not, would a custom print shop be able to do that?
2) The correct edition is available in many academic and similar libraries in the US, according to WorldCat
(you have to click on "just this edition"): Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Library of Congress, Duke, Emory, Brown, Madison, Champaign-Urbana, etc. However, nothing in Southern California, unfortunately, where I live. Would these libraries ever ship a book of theirs to a library they might not be directly related to?
3) Is there another way I could get my hands on a copy/scan of the book that I'm not thinking of?