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Digital Files for Editorial, Commercial, and Other Uses
High-quality 300dpi TIFF files are available for use in books, journals, magazines/newspapers, documentaries, exhibitions, Internet, and all other uses.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-930-0091 if you have any questions.
- Complete and submit the PERMISSIONS ORDER FORM (online or pdf).
- Consult the fee schedules below.
- Special handling surcharges of $50.00 per image are affixed on top of fees posted below for any oversized item; any item from the Map Division and Spencer Collection; or any item deemed to require special camera set-ups.
- Prepayment is required. Credit card (VISA/MC and American Express), check drawn on a U.S. bank, or money order are accepted. Bank trasnfers are no longer accepted.
- No refunds are given for purchase of public domain or third party rights-controlled images.
Presently, the Library does NOT supply digital files from microfilm. Glossy 8 x 10 inch prints created by an outside source are available.
Fee Schedule below lists fees to access 300 dpi TIFF files for public domain and any other images the Library DOES NOT hold or control copyright. The Library does not charge additional permission fees to use such material.
|Access fee per image to obtain 300dpi TIFFs of public domain or images whose copyright is not held by NYPL.|
|Existing File from Digital Gallery||New Digital Photography|
|Nonprofits and Government Agenices||$100||$150|
|Commercial Newspapers and Magazines||$150||$200|
|All Other Commercial Organizations||$200||$250|
|Commercial Publishers - Cover use only||$300||$350|
For any questions about use, please contact us directly.
Fee Schedule below lists fees to license images that the Library holds or controls copyright. Licensing agreements will be issued.
Scroll down for list of NYPL rights-controlled photographers and collections.
Licensing fee per image for NYPL copyright held or rights-controlled images.
|Existing File from Digital Gallery: Interior||New Digital Photography: Interior||Re-use in same project|
|Use in nonprofit book or journal, print edition only||$75||$75||$50|
|Use in nonprofit book or journal, print and electronic editions||$100||$100||$50|
|Use in commercial book or newspaper/magazine||$150||$150||$100|
|Commercial publisher print run print run up to 10,000 (one-time use, print & electronic editions)||$250||$250||$150|
|Commercial publisher print run over 10,000 (print editions only)||$350||$350||$250|
|Commercial publisher print run over 10,000 (print & electronic editions)||$400||$400||$300|
|Commercial publisher - print run up to 10,000||$500||$500||$375|
|Commercial publisher - print run over 10,000||$750||$750||$550|
|Exhibition up to 1 year||$200||$200|
|Exhibition up to 5 years||$350||$350|
|Exhibition 5 years + or permanent||$500||$500|
|Public TV broadcast only||$200||$200|
|Public TV broadcast with all media except theatrical||$350||$350|
|Public TV broadcast with all media including theatrical||$450||$450|
|Commercial TV broadcast only||$300||$300|
|Commercial TV broadcast with all media except theatrical||$450||$450|
|Commercial TV broadcast with all media including theatrical||$600||$600|
|Commercial Newspapers and Magazines:|
|Less than half page||$250||$250|
Please contact us for all other commercial uses
Rush Service Surcharges on Top of Fees Above
(Not all items are available for expedited or rush service)
Existing Digital File
Regular delivery: within 2 business days.
Rush (same day delivery if order placed before 4:00pm EST): +$25 per image
New Digital File
Regular delivery: within 4 weeks
Expedited (delivery in 2 weeks): +$50 per image
Rush* (delivery within 5 business days): +$100 per image
*Not available for all items
Digital files are downloadable from NYPL's FTP/HTTP site. Customer will receive an email with username and password for download access.
Normal turnaround is within 2 business days for items previously digitized or 4 weeks for items requiring new digital photography.