Beginning April 20, the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Blair-Caldwell Branch Library are closed. The archives and book collection on 2nd floor are in the process of being moved to Central Library where they will be available via the Special Collections Reading Room on 1st floor starting May 1.

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Image Pricing And Sizes

Photograph Printing Service Update

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.

Purchase Forms and Permissions

Pricing and Sizes

Image Files (TIFFs)

Highest resolution available at the time of your order. Resolution and pixel dimensions vary. Digital sales are non-refundable.

$25.00

Custom dimensions/resolution (see Additional Fees and Discounts section below)

$100.00

Files may be delivered electronically at no additional cost. Files may be loaded onto a flash drive for $10.00.

Use Fee: all charges listed below are price per image

Books, brochures, guides, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, journals
One-time interior use (non-cover) in print and electronic editions, non-exclusive, worldwide and all languages.
0-1,000 $25.00
1,001-5,000 $50.00
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
0-1,000 $50.00
1,001-5,000 $100.00
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.
Non-commercial broadcast $150.00
Commercial broadcast or online streaming $250.00
Motion picture $250.00
All manners/media $500.00
 
Merchandise
Postcards, posters, t-shirts, calendars, non-paper items $25.00 per 500 items
 
Public Display
Public Display $50.00
 
Advertising/Press kits
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.
Commercial use $100.00

Additional Fees and Discounts

Rush Fees

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:

Free

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.

Discounts

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 or Auraria Library Images

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
    1200 Broadway
    Denver, CO 80203
    Tel. 303-866-3759
    FAX 303-866-4464
    E-mail: photos@state.co.us

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
    Tel. 303-556-5817
    E-mail: matthew.mariner@ucdenver.edu

For all other inquiries regarding images from Auraria (call number beginning with AUR), please contact:

For special requests or questions, contact the photo sales team:
photosales@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1818