Reproductions & Licensing

Reproduction and Publishing Services Information

Photocopies & Reference Copies of Library Material

All reproductions are done at the discretion of Hagley Library staff. Be aware that Hagley does not own the copyright on all material in the collection.

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.

Fee for Reference Copies / Photocopies

Service Cost
Self-Service Copier 25¢ per page
Self-Service Microfilm Printer 50¢ per page of microfilm
Copies made by Staff (less than 100 pages) $20 base fee + 50¢ per page
Copies made by staff (over 100 pages) Contact us at 302-658-2400 ext 227
Mail or Digital (PDF) delivery No charge
Use of personal handheld cameras in reading room No charge

* To arrange payment, please contact the library at askhagley@hagley.org or (302) 658-2400 ext 227.

* Most orders are fulfilled within 7 days of payment receipt.

High Resolution Digital Copies & Publication

All reproductions are done at the discretion of Hagley Library staff. Be aware that Hagley does not own the copyright on all material in the collection.

Anyone conducting litigation research using Hagley material must be granted written permission from record owners prior to using material.

Questions can be submitted online at Ask Hagley or by calling us at 302-658-2400 ext 227.


Fee for High Resolution Digital Copies

To place an order for hi-resolution images, please email us at AskHagley@hagley.org or call 302-658-2400 ext 483.

Purpose Original Size Cost
Personal/research use 17" x 23" or smaller $10 / image
Scholarly/non-profit publication 17" x 23" or smaller $20 / image
Commercial/for-profit purchase 17" x 23" or smaller $50 / image
Additional use fee for commercial/for-profit publications, broadcasts, and websites All sizes $100 / image
Oversize Items larger than 17" x 23" $50 / image

* Most orders are fulfilled within 7 days of purchase date

* Orders for oversize items are fulfilled within 14 days of the purchase date

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.

Film & Video Digitization and Licensing

Please be aware that licensing rates apply only to moving picture content that is owned by Hagley.

We provide free consultation to producers and researchers related to our film and video collection. 

16mm film
Viewing copies that require digitization. No charge up to five titles, $10 for each additional title.
Viewing copies of films online at digital.hagley.org available at no charge
Highest resolution footage, per reel: 2K - $250. 4K - $500
Licensing $25 per second 

Video - VHS, BETA, U-MATIC
Viewing copies that require digitization. No charge up to five titles, $10 for each additional title
Highest resolution footage, per tape: 720x480 - $100
Licensing $15 per second

Video - 1”
Viewing copies that require digitization. No charge up to five titles, $10 for each additional title.
Highest resolution transfer, per reel: 720x480 - $125
Licensing $20 per second

All other video formats require specialized quotes

Licensing fees are for a single use with worldwide distribution in perpetuity. 

We offer bulk rates for educational, non-profit and local TV markets, please contact us at research@hagley.org or call 302-658-2400 ext 276 to discuss your project

Guidelines for Reproduction & Publications/Broadcasting

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. Moving picture content can be delivered in a variety of formats. Please let us know if you have a preference.

All purchases of digital images and video 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.

Citation and credit requirements

It is suggested that a brief credit line appear adjacent to all our images when used in a publication or on a website. It is required that full citations appear in the footnotes or credits of your publication or production for each image used from our collections.

Brief credit line (to appear adjacent to the image):

Courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library

Full citation (to appear in footnotes or credits):

[Description, date], [Box/folder number or digital file id], [Collection Title (Accession #)], Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

Examples of full citations:

Aberfoyle Manufacturing Company, 70.200.11767, Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Company (1970.200),  Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

Please send questions about citations to Ask Hagley.