Quality photographic reproductions of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use.  All materials are photographed or scanned onsite by our digitization specialist.

John Browne, Photographic Society of Philadelphia at Hopatcong Lake, albumen photograph, 1880.

The images found on the Library Company's website, ImPAC and social media are intended for personal, educational or research purposes*.  These Library Company images can be used freely for educational presentations, non-commercial websites, social media or blogs as long as a credit line for the Library Company of Philadelphia is included alongside the image (for web use, please include a hyperlink to the Library Company's homepage and tag the Library Company of Philadelphia in social media). 

* The digital catalog ImPAC and our website also include select images from collaborating institutions' collections. Please note such identifications in the image caption or location field of the ImPAC record.  This material belongs to the identified institution and the Library Company is unable to issue permissions for reuse.  Please contact the holding institution to secure permissions for reuse.


For those who intend to publish or who plan on using images for commercial projects, please contact the Library Company to acquire publishable quality images as well as permissions to publish. 


Orders are accepted in person, by telephone, letter, fax, or e-mail (preferred). Please note that any information about, or photocopies of, the image that you are requesting can be important in locating the correct image. An invoice will be forwarded to you requesting prepayment and the order will be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment can be made via cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Checks should be made payable to The Library Company of Philadelphia. Discounts on materials fees are available for current Library Company Fellows and Shareholders. Please note that it takes 4 to 6 weeks to process orders involving new photography and 1 to 2 weeks to process reproductions from digital images on file. To receive items sooner, a rush fee will apply. Rush orders must be approved in advance. A $15 surcharge will be applied to all digital orders. A minimum $5 mailing fee is added to all domestic orders unless other arrangements are made to have the materials picked up or shipped at the patron’s expense.


The user of supplied reproductions assumes all responsibilities for using them in conformity with existing copyright laws, and may be required to supply the Library Company with a copy of any publication or project in which the images appear. A contract will be forwarded outlining requirements for non-exclusive one-time use. Images cannot be altered without special permission.   


For reference photocopies of material from the book collections, please contact cking@librarycompany.org.


Click here for detailed information on Materials Fees and Publication Fees.


Click here to place your order using our Online Request Form.


Questions? Contact Nicole Joniec, repros@librarycompany.org