Requesting Permission to Publish
The John Carter Brown Library is a non-profit institution largely dependent upon its own endowment for operating funds. To make possible the continued growth of the collection, from which everyone benefits, and to maintain a satisfactory level of service to scholars and to the general public, the Library must augment its income from a variety of sources. One of these sources is fees for the commercial use of images from the Library’s collection.
The Library retains copyright over any images from the collection that it distributes. Any reproduction of these images, in any form or medium—print, “xerographic,” video, digital, photographic, etc.—for whatever purpose is illegal without the Library's permission. If you use our image in an electronic format, it must not be at a resolution higher than 72 dpi.
Please make your requests for images by writing to JCBL_Imaging@Brown.edu. Please copy and paste the following into your email and fill in the fields:
Image to be Published
Record number (if available):
Page/location in book:
Name to put on invoice:
Information about the publication in which the image will appear
Author of Publication:
Title of Publication:
Expected Publication Date:
Publication Venue: [World/North America]
Publication Medium: [Printed/Film/Electronic]
Publication Purpose: [Commercial/Non-Commercial]
Ordinarily a fee will be charged for publication, according to the schedule, unless the image will be used in a non-profit scholarly publication. Please write to the Imaging Department with requests.
Each item must carry the following credit line exactly as stated: “Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.” The Library may request a copy of a work that incorporates material from its collection.