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)|
Highest resolution available at the time of your order. Resolution and pixel dimensions vary. Digital sales are non-refundable.
Custom dimensions/resolution (see Additional Fees and Discounts section below)
|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, up to 100,000 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, up to 100,000 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|
|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. Staff reserve the right to deny rush orders, in whole or in part, based on current capacity. If the rush order option is not available, your order will be completed within the non-rush order fulfillment time.
New Scan Fees
New scan fees apply to items that are not currently available in the Digital Collections. Negatives, fragile materials, bound items, and materials greater than 11" width or height will be charged $50 per hour, with a minimum of 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. This applies to new scans of items that are not currently in the Digital Collections, as well as items where the resolution is not high enough to suit your needs.
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,