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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.
For information about using NYPL's images, please also read our Website Terms and Conditions.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-930-0091 if you have any additional questions.
Revised as of March 4, 2013.
- Please consult the fee schedules below.
- Complete and submit the PERMISSIONS ORDER FORM (online or pdf).
- Rush service may not be available for certain items from Manuscripts & Archives Divison, Schomburg Center, and the Performing Arts Library.
- 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. Payment by credit card (VISA/MC and American Express) and check drawn on a U.S. bank are accepted.
- Bank transfers accepted, however, there is a $75 adminstration fee on top of amount due and processing of your order will not begin to Library's Accounting Office notifies that full payment has been received. There are no exceptions. This can delay the turnaround from 2 to 4 weeks.
- No refunds are given for purchase of public domain or third party rights-controlled images. Partial refunds will be given only for NYPL rights-controlled images that are licensed, but not used.
Presently, the Library does NOT supply digital files from microfilm. Glossy 8 x 10 inch prints created by an outside source are available.
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.
|Fees to obtain 300dpi TIFFs of public domain or images whose copyright is not held by NYPL. No licensing/permissions fees apply.|
|Existing File from Digital Gallery||New Digital Photography|
Nonprofits/Government Agencies - Publications with print run less than 5000; exhibitions; museum kiosk/video; Internet
Individuals/Nonprofits/Government Agencies -
Nonprofits/Government Agencies - publication with print run of 5,000 or more; and cover use
Commercial Organizations - newspapers and magazines
|Commercial Organizations**- All others including commercial documentaries||$200||$250|
|Commercial Publishers - Cover use only||$300||$350|
*If for a book with a print run of 5,000 or more, the fee is $75 per image for print and electronic editions.
**Does not include advertising. Please contact us directly.
Scroll down for list of NYPL rights-controlled photographers and collections.
|*Fees to license NYPL copyright held or rights-controlled images. Limitations and restrictions apply.|
|Existing File from Digital Gallery: Interior**||New Digital Photography: Interior**||
|Existing or New: Cover|
Nonprofits/Government Agencies - publication with print run less than 5,000
Nonprofits/Government Agencies -
publication with print run of 5,000 or more
Individuals/Nonprofits/Government Agencies -
Commercial Organizations - newspapers and magazines:
Less than half page - $250
Half page - $300
Full page - $350
Spread - $500
Cover - $750
|Commercial Organizations**** - All others including commercial documentaries||$350||$350||$250||$750|
**Fees start at these prices for one-time, single-use and increase with additional uses. Please contact us for price quote.
***Fee is $110 per image if electronic rights needed. For a book with print run of 5,000 or more, fee is $150 per image for print edition only and $200 per image if electronic rights needed.
Rush Service Surcharges on Top of Fees Above:
(Not all items are available for expedited or rush service)
Existing Digital File
Rush (same day delivery if order placed before 4:00pm EST): +$25 per image
New Digital File
Expedited (delivery in 2 weeks): +$50 per image
Rush (delivery within 5 business days): +$100 per image
Some items previously digitized at 300 dpi maybe re-scanned at higher dpi. Surcharges on top of fees posted in schedule above are $100 per image with 4 week turnaround or $150 per image with turnaround in 2 weeks.
For all other non-editorial uses (i.e. posters, advertising, packaging, merchandising, set dressing, etc.):
In North America contact: Art Resource, Inc.; phone: 212-505-8700; email: email@example.com; web site: www.artres.com
Outside of North America contact: Bridgeman Art Library; phone: +44 (0) 20 7727 4065; web site: www.bridgemanart.com
Chesley, Robert (musical scores only)
Douglas, Aaron (4 Aspects of Negro Life murals at Schomburg Center)
Jarrett, David (Zachary Solov Ballet Ensemble photos only)
Shapiro, Norman (Waste Not, Want Not book art only)
Siegel, Michael (In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience maps only)
Sperr, Percy Loomis (photos from Photographic Views of New York City collection only)
Taulman, James (New York City Architecture, Parks, and Skyline Views Collection only)
Van Vechten, Carl (Photos in NYPL Digital Gallery only)
Wilson, Robert A.
Andre Fashion Illustrations
Art and Artifacts Division, Schomburg Center (photos of 3-dimensional items from collection)
Artkraft Strauss Archive
New York City Theater Marquees, 1997-
New York Public Library Archives
Winnie-the-Pooh Stuffed Animals