Publication Permission Fees

Beginning in 2020, the Folger’s building renovation project will periodically affect imaging services. We will be unavailable May 4 – July 5, 2020. During the renovation, we may not be able to fill requests for images requiring new photography.

Fees apply only to publication beyond the scope of the CC BY-SA license; see our Permissions page for more information on licensing.

Permission fees are waived for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use.

Print Publication, each image                   
Single Image, interior use, one language, one edition, world distribution
Print run up to 5,000. . . . $40.00
Print run of 5,001 - 15,000. . . . $75.00
Print run of 15,000+. . . . $100.00

Single Image, interior use, one language, one edition, world distribution PLUS electronic edition
Print run up to 5,000. . . . $80.00
Print run of 5,001 - 15,000. . . . $175.00
Print run of 15,000+. . . . $200.00

Single Image, interior use, multiple languages, world distribution
Print run up to 5,000. . . . $80.00
Print run of 5,001 - 15,000. . . . $150.00
Print run of 15,000+. . . . $200.00

Single Image, interior use, multiple languages, world distribution PLUS electronic edition
Print run up to 5,000. . . . $160.00
Print run of 5,001 - 15,000. . . . $250.00
Print run of 15,000+. . . . $300.00

Dust Jackets, CD, or Magazine Covers, flat fee, multiple languages, world distribution (any size run). . . $300.00

Promotional, Special Use (any size run). . . .$200.00

Works in Toto. . . . Negotiated

Electronic (Website/EBook) single image, one edition, one language. . . . $100.00

CD-ROM, DVD, Regional / North America. . . . $150.00

CD-ROM, DVD, World. . . . $250.00

Television: Standard/Non-Standard, each image (requests of over 20 images may be negotiated)
Regional / North America. . . . $150.00
World. . . . $250.00

Home Video, DVD, each image (requests of over 20 images may be negotiated)
Regional / North America. . . . $125.00
World. . . . $250.00