Due to limited resources, we will no longer be able to fill print orders. However, we can provide digital files at a high enough resolution so you can order a print at a local or online printer.
|Image Files (TIFFs)|
Full resolution: Suitable for most prints up to 40 inches on the long side
|Files may be delivered electronically at no additional cost. Files may be loaded onto a flash drive for $10.00.|
|Books, brochures, guides, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, journals|
|One-time interior use (non-cover) in print and electronic editions, non-exclusive, worldwide and all languages.|
|5,001 and up||$50.00 per 5,000 copies (rounded up)|
|Book jacket or cover of books, brochures, guides, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, journals|
|5,001 and up||$100.00 per 5,000 copies (rounded up)|
|Audio-visual distribution (motion picture, television, documentary)|
|Non-commercial online streaming||No charge. Please credit as "Denver Public Library Special Collections" unless otherwise noted.|
|Commercial broadcast or online streaming||$250.00|
|Postcards, posters, t-shirts, calendars, non-paper items||$25.00 per 500 items|
|Display in commercial spaces||$50.00|
|Television, print and web-based advertising||$300.00|
|Websites, apps and databases|
|Non-commercial use||No charge. Please credit as "Denver Public Library Special Collections" unless otherwise noted.|
Non-rush orders will be filled within 8-10 business days. Rush orders are filled within 2-4 business days and will be charged double the cost of the normal fulfillment fee.
There is no fee for new scans of unbound items under the 17" width or height maximum. New scans for bound items and items greater than 17" width or height maximum will be charged $50 per hour, with a minimum 15 minutes billed, and 15 minute increments thereafter.
File transfer service:
Digital Image File Sizes—Special Request:
Any requests for image files with specific dimensions or resolutions beyond the full-resolution size offered are $100 per file.
50% use fee discount for:
- Non-profit organizations which are reproducing images from the collection for non-commercial use such as scholarly journals, teaching tools, reports and display.
- Customers ordering more than 10 images at a time.
Purchasing History Colorado Images
Images from the Colorado Historical Society have a "CHS" call number.
For information on prices and policies of any History Colorado image at this site (these images have call numbers beginning with "CHS"), please contact:
- History Colorado
Denver, CO 80203
Purchasing Auraria Images
Images from Auraria have an "AUR" call number.
For information on prices and policies of any Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection image (as noted in the item record under "Is part of"), please contact:
- Matthew C. Mariner
Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, Auraria Library
For all other inquiries regarding images from Auraria (call number beginning with AUR), please contact:
- Western History/Genealogy Photosales,