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

To place a new digitization order, please fill out the Google form here

We are pleased to announce that the Library Company is now accepting new digitization requests on a limited, case-by-case basis.

Please note that due to the limited capacity, there may be significant delays, and processing times could extend up to several weeks depending on the materials for, and the complexity of the imaging needs of, your order.

To place a new digitization order, please fill out the Google form

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For updates or further inquiries, please contact Systems & Digital Librarian Dan Shiman at dshiman@librarycompany.org

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. We accept and process card payments via Square. Discounts on materials fees are available for current Library Company Shareholders and current or past Fellows.

For Reference Scans

To request reference scans of material from the book collections, please contact reference@librarycompany.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 our usage guidelines.


Questions? Contact our Rights & Reproductions team.