Order Photos from the Grand Rapids Public Library
All orders are processed by the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Please contact the local history department at 616-988-5400, extension 3 with any questions.
Images are available as electronic image files (TIFF or JPEG). The fee schedule for obtaining images of Grand Rapids Public Library photos is below.
Personal use: $15 per image
Editorial use: $20 per image
Commercial use: $25 per image
Digital files may be emailed or put on a CD ($1.50 charge). Files on a CD may be picked up or mailed (a $2.50 mailing fee applies). Sales Tax is included in the price.
When photographic images, including video, from the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections appear, the Department requests the courtesy of a credit line as follows:
Grand Rapids History and Special Collections (GRHSC), Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Department may be able to supply other information about the photo or image. For permission to use images for other than research, please contact the Grand Rapids History & Special Collections Department at 616-988-5400, extension 3.
Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photographs and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish reproductions. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used “for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copyright order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violations of copyright law.