Obtaining Permission to Use Images from the Print Department
Print Department

3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

Permission to publish images from the Print Department collection must be obtained in advance for any use of images from its collections in any type of commercial, non-profit or personal use.

The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright over the original images in the collections. Responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright to the original images must be assumed by those wishing to reproduce the images.

Permission to use Print Department images can be obtained by contacting the Print Department (prints@bpl.org). All images to be used must be identified and listed in the request. Permission must be requested for any subsequent use or re-use of the images.

Any alteration of an image must be approved before use.

If the image is used in a printed publication, the library requests a copy be donated to the library and sent to the attention of the Print Department.

If you have questions, please contact the Print Department at prints@bpl.org or 617-859-2280.