Purchase images

Reproduction of Library Materials: High Resolution Digital Copies

All reproductions are done at the discretion of Hagley Library staff. Anyone conducting litigation research using Hagley material must be granted written permission from record owners prior to using material. Questions can be submitted via email at AskHagley@Hagley.org or by calling us at 302-658-2400 ext 227. For more information please visit REPRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING at Hagley.org

Fees for High Resolution Digital Copies

Purpose Original Size Cost
Personal/research use 17" x 23" or smaller $10 / image
Scholarly/non-profit organization 17" x 23" or smaller $20 / image
Commercial users 17" x 23" or smaller $50 / image **
Oversize Items larger than 17" x 23" $50 / image
** An additional $100 fee is added for commercial publications and broadcasts if Hagley owns the copyright. Purchased images are delivered via email or FTP
Most orders are fulfilled within 7 days of purchase date
Orders for oversize items are fulfilled within 14 days of the purchase date

Purchasing High Resolution Copies:

Click to purchase copies for personal and/or research use To purchase images for publication or broadcast, please contact us via email at AskHagley@hagley.org or call 302-658-2400 ext 483.

Purchase prints, posters, or other reproductions

Through a partnership with the Bridgeman Art Library, Hagley has made a selection of historic images available for purchase in a variety of formats.
Visit the Bridgeman website to view available Hagley images for sale.

Guidelines for Reproduction and Permission to Publish

  • Hagley Library reserves the right to deny reproduction of any material that could be physically damaged during the digitization process.
  • Permission for publication is given on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Hagley Library staff.
  • Anyone requesting permission to publish, broadcast, or reproduce library material should contact the library at Ask Hagley or call 302-658-2400 ext 483
  • Individuals or law firms engaging in legal research should contact Library staff for copying fees and access requirements.
  • Digital images are delivered as high resolution JPEGs or TIFFs. Please let us know if you have a preference.
  • All purchases of digital images are final upon delivery.
  • Items that are larger than 48” x 32” cannot be digitized. All items that exceed these measurements will require special arrangements and approval by the Hagley Library.
  • If you have questions or need to arrange payment, please contact us at Ask Hagley or 302-658-2400 ext 483
  • Copies of our motion picture and audio collections are available. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections Department for more information: AskHagley@hagley.org or 302-658-2400 ext 483.

Fees for Film / Video Digitization

Digitize video tape: $30 per tape to digitize and deliver a low-res viewing copy (320 x 240)

Digital video preview copy of previously digitized content: $15 per title / clip (digital download, low-res copy - 320 x 240)

16mm film transfer, digital viewing copy: $75 per reel

For broadcast quality or custom video and film transfers, please contact Audiovisual Curator. Some film and video transfers will need to be sent to sent to an outside vendor. In such cases, the cost of the transfer will be passed on to the researcher. Transfers are done at cost. Hagley will receive a digital copy of all footage.

Due to staffing limitations: Individuals requesting digitization of more than five films or videos in a calendar year require special arrangements.

Please note, the above prices are for copies only and does not include costs for licensing footage for broadcast. Also, be aware that Hagley does not own copyright on some footage in our collection. If you have questions about licensing Hagley owned material, please contact the Audiovisual Curator at askhagley@hagley.org.