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Fees for photo reproductions

The fees Special Collections and University Archives charges for photocopying, scanning and reproducing images can be found in the schedule below. Ask a Librarian for further information.

Photocopy and Reference Scanning Fees and Limits

Minimum shipping charge for photocopies
Service Cost
Photocopies (limit 150 pages per project) $.25 per page
Low-resolution PDF reference scans (limit 150 pages per project) $.50 per page
$3.50 (contiguous U.S. only)

Patrons may take photographs, subject to restrictions, at no charge. All requests are subject to copyright law and other laws and regulations. Please note that we can provide only PDF reference scans (and not photocopies) for international or large domestic orders.

Photographic Reproduction Fees

Service Cost
UIC Scholarly Use Non-UIC Scholarly Use Commercial Use (including textbooks and broadcasts)
8″ x 10″ print $20 $30 $145
300 ppi scan from original up to 11″ x 17″ $20 $30 $145
300 ppi scan from original larger than 11″ x 17″ and up to 30″ x 40″ $30 $40 $155
600 ppi scan from original up to 11″ x 17″ $30 $40 $155

Prices include a one-time licensing fee. For re-using images, see Licensing Images below.

For quotes for reproductions not listed here, or for film, video and audio reformatting please contact the department at (312) 996-2742 or Ask a Librarian.

Licensing Images

Use Cost
UIC student, faculty or staff use No charge
Non-UIC scholarly use (e.g. thesis, print publication with circulation of 2,500 or fewer copies, presentation) $10
Commercial use $125

All images used in publications (print or electronic) or displays can be used with express permission only. Please submit a request for permission to publish. For questions please Ask a Librarian.


Service Cost
UPS shipping for prints or scans to CD $7.50 per order
Customer pick-up at the Special Collections Department (Daley or Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago) No charge
International order Ask a Librarian for quote

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