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Pricing and Policies

The Mill Valley Public Library is in the process of digitizing thousands of historical photographs in our collection. Many photographs are currently available for reproduction (subject to the policies and limitations outlined below).

Pricing (for personal and non-commercial use)

Regular photo reproduction:  
on high-quality photographic paper  8.5” x 11” or 11” x 17”
(black & white or original photo colors)      
on white copy paper 8.5” x 11” 
(black & white)

Custom orders: (allow 72 hours)
Digital photo in .jpg format 
(on CD, saved to requestor’s USB memory stick, or attached to email)

Other: (non-photographic)
Photocopies  (original photos may not be photocopied)  $0.15/page
Photocopies or laser prints from microfilm or microfiche $0.15/page
Mill Valley Historical Society Review
Current year $8.00
Previous years 4 for $10.00 or $3.00/each
Mill Valley: The Early Years by Barry Spitz $38.15

Digital photography in the History Room is strictly prohibited.
All materials in the History Room are for use only in the History Room. Due to the delicate nature of historical collections, the History Room is not self-service but staff will gladly assist you in locating materials.
Full payment is due upon request. Additional charges apply if images are delivered by mail.
All photos bear the statement “Courtesy of the Lucretia Little History Room, Mill Valley Public Library.”

Photo reproduction requests for original or reprints that exceed 11” x 17” will be sent out for processing.  Requestors will pay photo processor directly for all pick up, delivery, and processing costs.  The Library will assess a $5.00 service fee for all items sent out for processing.
The Library is not able to copy photos if the owner has not granted reproduction rights to the Library.
All other requests not covered above are considered custom requests; prices are quoted on a case-by-case basis by the History Room Librarian.

Commercial Use
Individuals and businesses using History Room images for commercial purposes must pay the commercial use fee. Any reproduction, redistribution, publication, exhibit, or other use without prior written permission and payment of commercial use fees is prohibited.

The Library reserves the right to prohibit any commercial or non-personal use at its discretion or to waive commercial fees for designated projects.

The Library charges one-time use fees for each image including but not limited to the following:
Commercial Use Pricing
Advertising and product design including brochures, flyers, commercial décor    $250.00
Commercial media including DVDs, films, CD-ROMs, etc. $250.00
Educational, non-profit, or use deemed to be of historical value (such as books and other publications of a local nature)    $50.00 first photo
$25.00 each additional

The Library retains all originals and an electronic copy of each original after processing.

Last updated: 6/4/2011 3:52:24 PM