Rights & Reproductions Policies
For Existing Digitization
The Library Company of Philadelphia provides open access to high-resolution, publication-quality images for free through the digital repository. To download an image file, navigate to the item-level record and scroll down to the section labelled “Downloads.”
Please include a credit line to the Library Company of Philadelphia alongside the image:
- For web use, please include a hyperlink to the website, https://www.librarycompany.org/
- For social media use, please tag the Library Company of Philadelphia, @LibraryCompany
- For all other uses, please credit Library Company of Philadelphia alongside the image.
The digital catalog and website also include select images from collaborating institutions’ collections. Please note such identifications in the image caption or location field of the online record. This material belongs to the identified institution and the Library Company is unable to issue permissions for use. Please contact the holding institution to secure permissions for reuse. For more information, contact our Rights & Reproductions team.
For New Digitization
For items that are not currently digitized, please contact the Library Company to acquire publication-quality images.
Placing an Order
Orders are accepted through our Online Request Form. Please note that the accession or call number of the image you are requesting is important in locating the correct image. If you are unsure of the accession or call number of an image, please contact Reference Staff for assistance.
Payment and Fees
The Library Company charges fees for new digitization. Our fees for reproductions are outlined on the Materials Fees page.
An invoice will be forwarded to you requesting prepayment and the order will be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment is accepted by cash, check, and credit card. Checks should be made payable to The Library Company of Philadelphia. Discounts on materials fees are available for current Library Company Shareholders.
Please note that it takes 6 weeks to process orders involving new photography.
For Reference Scans
To request reference scans of material from the book collections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The user of supplied reproductions assumes all responsibilities for using them in conformity with existing copyright laws, and may be asked to supply the Library Company with a copy of any publication or project in which the images appear. Unless otherwise noted, the Library Company of Philadelphia does not claim copyright for materials in its collections.
For more information about the Library Company’s preferred attribution and which publications require a reciprocal copy, please refer to Publication guidelines.
Questions? Contact our Rights & Reproductions team.