The Library can provide a range of imaging services for private research or commercial publications. Applicants can request digital images from our collection for private research and/or reproduction and publication. Images will only be provided where the material is suitable for digitisation. These services will be provided according to the provisions of current copyright law.
Images can be supplied as high-resolution images (TIFF or JPEG) suitable for detailed research and for reproduction or as standard quality images (PDF) suitable for basic research purposes. The type of image supplied may depend on the format and condition of the original as the preservation of the material is the Library’s over-riding concern.
To order images download our Digital Photography form.
|TIFF or JPEG||£14.40 each|
|Standard Resolution Images PDF|
|1st image per order||£8.40|
|All subsequent images||£1.20|
Images will be sent via a WeTransfer link, an online file sharing service or by e-mail depending on the file size.
Rights & Copyright Clearances
The Library’s Imaging Services administers permissions and clearances to use images from our collections in electronic and non-electronic formats. The applicant must abide by current legislation on copyright which may restrict the reproduction of certain images.
You can request permission to reproduce images from our collections via our Permission to Reproduce form.
Please consult our online catalogues to provide each item’s full shelfmark and folio/page number.
The Library reserves the rights to provide non-exclusive licences.
Where a reproduction fee is payable, rights will be granted on receipt of payment. Rights granted may not be assigned, loaned or transferred to third parties.
Once completed please use the contact form to attach and submit your request for reproduction rights
Images from the Collections
A curated selection of images have been made available online. These images are available for purchase and licensing via our Imaging Services.
The current online selection of about 27,000 images represents only a small fraction of the collections held by the Library. Click here to explore our Image Database.
You can browse the images by category and access copies of whole volumes which have been digitised. We continue to digitise and upload new images every week.