Reproduction Policy for Materials

1. The Galveston and Texas History Center may reproduce materials from its collections in photographic form. These materials may include original photographs, maps, books, manuscripts, and artifacts. However, the Library reserves the right to deny reproduction requests due to the condition of the original material and/or to avoid copyright infringement.

2. Researchers may not photograph any original materials belonging to the Rosenberg Library without permission. The Camera Use and Reproduction Form must be signed before taking photos.

3. A list of reproduction fees is available upon request. Additional fees may apply. Pre-payment is required. We accept payment by cash, credit card, check or money order made payable to Rosenberg Library.

4. The Rosenberg Library may grant permission for a one-time, non-exclusive use of the duplicated materials for publication, exhibit, film/video productions, graphic arts, or other display purposes, when the proposed use is specified and the image is suitably presented. The Head of Special Collections will make the ultimate decision to allow the image to be used.

5. Reproduction charges do not constitute sale of the image and the Rosenberg Library retains all existing rights to materials on file. The researcher will contact the Library for permission to use the image in the event the reproduction is to be used more than once.

6. Reproductions may not be sold, given, transferred or copied for another person, company or organization for its use. Any second party use requires the Library's permission.

7. Reproductions from the Rosenberg Library will be credited with the standard credit line:

“[Name of Collection],” Courtesy of the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas

This credit line is to appear under or directly adjacent to the image(s) in a legible size font. If a publication or film/video production uses five or more images, the credit line may appear at the end.

8. Any person, company or organization not abiding by the Rosenberg Library's reproduction policies, including failure to give proper credit, will be denied further reproduction privileges.

9. The Rosenberg Library is not responsible for any illegal or improper use of its materials, including infringement of copyright law.

10. A complete copy of any publication or video production using reproduced materials from the Rosenberg Library must be given, without charge, to the Library for its collection.

11. Once the order is taken, it cannot be changed or cancelled. The researcher is responsible for all charges once the work on the photo order begins.

Reproduction Fees


Galveston County Residents & Non-Profits

Non-Residents & Commercial

Hi-Res Scans (600 dpi)

$15/existing TIFF; $30/new TIFF

$15/existing TIFF; $30/new TIFF

Copies or PDFs of non-archival materials

$0.25/page + $40/hour after 10 pages

$0.25/page + $60/hour after 10 pages

Oral History Files (mp3)

$25/existing mp3; $50/new mp3 + $40/hour after first 30 minutes

$25/existing mp3; $50/new mp3 + $60/hour after first 30 minutes

Rescan at Higher Resolution (higher than 600 dpi)



Image Reuse/Permission Processing Fee (no scans)



Delivery via FTP or DropBox is free.

Regular turn around for photo orders is approximately 1-2 weeks.

Policy and price list revised and approved by the Rosenberg Library's Board of Directors.


Effective July 17, 2008; Revised April 21, 2020