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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS REPRODUCTION FEES

For non-photographic items in our Special Collections, we allow patrons to take images with their smartphones (without flash) during Rare Books Room appointments, for free.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

To order reproductions of non-photographic items in TESSA, complete and submit the Special Collections Reproduction Order Form. Do not use this form to order reproductions of photographs. Information about reproductions for photo collections in TESSA can be found on the Photo Collection: Ordering & Use page.

All orders must be prepaid. Email the completed form to digitization@lapl.org. Please note, incomplete order forms will result in a delay in processing.

RELEASE FORM AND CREDIT STATEMENTS

For personal and commercial uses of the Library's images, once the completed order form is received, the Library will send to the user a Special Collections Reproductions Release Form which outlines any applicable use permissions and copyright restrictions. This agreement must be returned to the library before the order will be processed.

When using the library’s Special Collections images, the proper credit line is:

[Creator Name (if given)], [Collection Name], Los Angeles Public Library Special Collections.

DELIVERY TIMES

Order turnaround time is one week, or five business days, from receipt of the signed Release Form (issued after the completed order form is submitted) and payment. For expedited service, with a turnaround time of two business days, there will be an additional surcharge of $25 per image.

USAGE FEES

Personal Use (Personal research or home decor only Pays only reproduction fee
Advertising and Product Design (for up to 3 years $250
Books - Interior
One-time/one edition use, interior, single-language, print & electronic editions, includes self-published, text book, and university presses
$75 for print run up to 1,000
$125 for print run 1,001 - 5,000
$250 for print run over 5,000
Books - Cover
One-time/one edition use, cover, single-language, print & electronic editions, includes self-published, text book, and university presses
$150 for print run up to 1,000
$200 for print run 1,001 - 5,000
$250 for print run over 5,000
Books - Cover or Interior
Worldwide, all media, all editions, all print runs, all languages, in perpetuity, includes self-published, text book, and university presses
$300
Unpublished dissertations/thesis
Uploaded to online platform
Flat rate per 15 images, per platform
$50
Commercial Magazines/Journals
Includes print and electronic
$75
Non-profit Journals
Includes print and electronic
$50
Brochures and Flyers $25 for non-profit
$50 for commercial
Exhibitions $50 for non-profit
$100 for commercial
Documentaries and Television Programs
Includes set design
$50 for Free online streaming
$75 for Film Festival Submission
$150 for Public Television
$250 for Commercial Online Streaming
$300 for Commercial TV broadcast and/or online streaming
$400 for All media including theatrical
$500 for Feature film
$50 for Talk Shows and Extended Newscasts
$75 for Commercial websites and app

REPRODUCTION FEES

Digital Image – 300dpi TIFF $25 for up to 10 images/pages of a given item; $1 per page thereafter
Digital Image – 600dpi TIFF $35 for up to 10 images/pages of a given item; $1 per page thereafter
Digital Image – Over 600dpi TIFF, up to 1200dpi TIFF $55 for up to 10 images/pages of a given item; $1 per page thereafter
Digital Image – Over 1200dpi TIFF $80 for up to 10 images/pages of a given item; $1 per page thereafter
8.5" x 11" (image size 8" x 10") digital print (photographic quality print with 90 year life expectancy) $30
13" x 19" (image size 11" x 14") digital print (photographic quality print with 90 year life expectancy) $45
Oversized (larger than 13" x 19") digital prints. $30 set up fee plus 10 cents per square inch of printing

An additional special handling fee of $25 will be assessed for oversized or fragile items at the discretion of staff.

In all cases, determination and approval to scan rests with Digitization & Special Collections Department staff.