High-resolution images from the Free Library of Philadelphia's collections are available for publication and other uses, within copyright and licensing restrictions. The Free Library reserves the right to decline to provide any of its images for any reason and at its discretion. Reproduction and licensing fees help support the collections, services, and programs of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Noncommercial reproduction orders are handled in-house and an invoice for Free Library Reproduction Services (listed below) and a Reproduction Agreement will be provided to you before your order is fulfilled. The Library's Reproduction Agreement must be signed and returned with payment before any service is rendered. We can invoice you, but your order cannot be processed until payment is received.
Please note: Commercial reproduction requests are handled by Bridgeman Art Library. Commercial requests are forwarded to a Bridgeman representative, who will contact you directly with a quote based on your proposed use of the image(s) requested. Orders handled by Bridgeman are not subject to the fee schedule below and are invoiced directly by Bridgeman.
Refunds are not offered for reproduction services, even if the image(s) is not used.
For all orders:
|Existing Digital Image File||$20 per image|
|New Digital Image File (Scan)||$30 per image—flatbed scanner
$60 per image—scan back
|New Digital Image File (Photography)||$25 service fee per image plus any fees charged by the photographer (selected by the Library)|
|Print Reproduction||$25 service fee per image plus any fees charged by the print studio (selected by the Library)|
|Permission Only Requests (no image needed)||$20 Processing Fee|
|Rush Service||1 week turnaround for existing scans||+$25 per image for existing scans|
|2–3 week turnaround for new scans||+$40 per image for new scans|
|Burn High-Resolution Image(s) on DVD or CD (includes delivery via USPS)||+$10 per image|
|Online File Delivery Service||+$0|
|Email Low-Resolution Image File||+$0|
|Other Delivery Options||Based on price and availability|
|Newspaper Department Research
Includes up to 3 emailed low-resolution digital image(s)
|$10 for up to 3 "look-up" requests (whether or not information is found)|
|All Other Departments Research
Includes one emailed low-resolution digital image
|$10 for each scan requiring research|
|Photocopies||$0.50 per page with a minimum charge of $1.00|
|Delivery of Photocopies via USPS||$5|