Reproduction Services

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:

  • Complete the Reproduction Request Form.
  • Be sure to include the Item Nos. for images found in the Free Library's Digital Collections. For images not found online, please include as much information as possible, i.e. department or collection, image title, creator, etc. If you need assistance locating this information, please contact the appropriate Library Department.

Free Library Service Fees*

Noncommercial Reproduction Fees

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)

Other Services

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

*Please note:

  • Licensing or reproduction fees charged by Bridgeman Art Library are not reflected above and are invoiced separately from any Free Library of Philadelphia service fees.
  • High-resolution images are considered to be images of 300 dpi or greater or files that are 80MB or greater
  • The Library will not email high-resolution images
  • The Library reserves the right to decline to scan or photograph any item
  • Rush services may not be available for all items