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A handy guide on how to order digital copies of Library images and archival prints
Getting digital copies of images
You can order digital copies of images from the Library’s collections.
Before we can process your order, we will need to confirm that the image can be copied. We will email you a payment form to complete if we can copy the image. Payment by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) or cheque is accepted.
Let us know about any custom imaging requirements you have on the order form.
Check if you need permission to copy, reproduce or publish before ordering. Use of digital copies of in-copyright material requires a request for permission unless your use falls within one of the exceptions, such as research or study.
If you have any enquiries in regards to your digital order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suitable for general use, web or print reproduction (up to A4)
|File size: Approx. 1 MB|
Quality: 300 dpi
Colour: RGB or Greyscale
Suitable for reproduction in publications, exhibitions and large scale printing
|File size: 20-70 MB|
Format: JPEG or TIFF
Quality: 300 dpi
Colour: RGB or Greyscale
Digital image prices
(15 business days)
(10 business days)
(5 business days)
|General purpose||$22 per image||$33 per image||$44 per image|
|High resolution||$45 per image||$67.50 per image||$90 per image|
Delivery methods and prices
|Standard Post (Australia)||$6.60||CD or DVD format|
|Express Post (Australia)||$9.90||CD or DVD format|
|Express Post (International)||$20||CD or DVD format|
|FTP (File Transfer Protocol)||Free||General purpose (JPEG) and high resolution images (JPEG or TIFF)|
|Free||General purpose images (JPEG)|
|Collect from the Library||Free||CD or DVD format|
All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST. Prices are subject to change without notification.
Reproduction and publishing permissions
You need permission from the publisher or copyright owner to reproduce or publish images that are under copyright. You may also need to request permission from the Library to reproduce and publish the image.
The Library is not responsible for any costs or claims of copyright infringement in relation to copies of images supplied.
Learn more about permissions and publishing.
Getting prints of digital images
The Library Shop can organise prints of digital images that you’ve purchased from the Library's collections.
How to order fine art
The Library Shop can supply digital archival prints of material from the Library 's collection. Some of these prints can be ordered online.
Allow 21 days for print production.
All prices shown include 10% GST. International orders are exempt from GST.
Ordering digital archive prints
The Library has a plethora of digital archival prints you're welcome to explore and order. Complete the order form, quoting the digital order number (starts with 'a'). Send your order form to the Library Shop (payment must accompany the order) or visit the Shop when at the Library.
You can also order online a selection of prints from our Shop.
Digital archival prints can be supplied within 21 days of placing an order.
About our digital archival prints
The Library Shop contracts one of Sydney's best fine art printers to produce its quality Giclee (pronounced 'gee-clay') prints of images held in the Library's collections.
The Giclee printing process was born in the early 1990s. Since then, the technology has advanced immeasurably in terms of equipment, media, inks and craftsmanship.
Some original watercolours and most lithographs will fade faster than a well-made Giclee. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, Giclees have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, under typical home or office lighting, Giclees made with wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last over 90 years without noticeably fading.
To view a range of Library images, visit The Library Shop or search the Library's pictures and manuscripts collection as well as other online collections.