DPL Home About FAQ Contact Us Hours


Archives Collection Pricing and Research Order Information

Contact the Western History/Genealogy department with your research questions


$1.00 per page - limited to 200 pages or not more than 25% of any collection

Oversize Copies of maps, blueprints, broadsides or drawings

$15.00 per copy (Note: restrictions apply to some architectural drawings, copier accommodates items no larger than 36x72 inches)

Digital Copies

$5.00 per exposure - delivered electronically (size limit 16"x 24", no photographs or artwork) limited to 200 pages or not more than 25% of any collection. Research quality, not publication or framing quality

Audio/Visual Formats

$15 each (plus applicable reformatting/copying fees)


$15.00 each

Terms of Use

1. Only Western History/Genealogy Department staff may complete reproduction orders. Upon placing orders, the applicant agrees to pay in advance the full cost of reproduction. The Department reserves the right to refuse to copy fragile materials or those with restrictions.

2. Reproductions are for research, teaching or private study use of the applicant only. They may not be donated to other repositories or posted on the web. The Department will not copy more than 25% of any collection or more than 200 pages (whichever is less). Please exercise selectivity in making requests.

3. The signer agrees to cite the Western History Collection, The Denver Public Library, and to secure permission in advance to publish or broadcast any item, in whole or in part, from its collection. This permission may be granted only in so far as the rights governed by the Western History/Genealogy Department. The Library claims only physical ownership of most special collections materials. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claims of literary property rights or copyrights.

4. The applicant agrees to hold harmless the Western History/Genealogy Department, The Denver Public Library, its employees and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses out of the use of the reproductions provided by the Western History/Genealogy Department.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the use of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright materials; under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be held liable for copyright infringement; this institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Back to topBack to top

A photo of the Jackson family from the William Sharpless Jackson Manuscript Collection [1914].

A photo of the Jackson family from the William Sharpless Jackson Collection [1914].

Denver Public Library Online ©
Updated: June 25, 2013