Photocopies & Reference Copies of Library Material

All reproductions are done at the discretion of Hagley Library staff. 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 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 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. 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 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.

Digitizing Film & Video Content

Digitize video tape: $30 per tape to digitize and deliver a low-res viewing copy (320 x 240)

Digital video preview copy of previously digitized content: $15 per title / clip (digital download, low-res copy - 320 x 240)

16mm film transfer, digital viewing copy: $75 per reel

For broadcast quality or custom video and film transfers, please contact Audiovisual Curator. Some film and video transfers will need to be sent to sent to an outside vendor. In such cases, the cost of the transfer will be passed on to the researcher. Transfers are done at cost. Hagley will receive a digital copy of all footage.

Due to staffing limitations: Individuals requesting digitization of more than five films or videos in a calendar year require special arrangements.

Please note, the above prices are for copies only and does not include costs for licensing footage for broadcast. Also, be aware that Hagley does not own copyright on some footage in our collection. If you have questions about licensing Hagley owned material, please contact the Audiovisual Curator at

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. Please let us know if you have a preference.

All purchases of digital images 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.

Copies of our motion picture and audio collections are available. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections Department for more information with our Ask Hagley online form or at (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.