All orders are processed by Grand Rapids History Center.

Please contact us at 616-988-5400, extension 3 with any questions.

Photograph reproduction and use fees:

Processing Fee: $5 per image

Commercial & Editorial use Fee: $15 per image

Images are available as electronic image files (TIFF or JPEG).

Digital files may be emailed free of charge 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.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order to be processed.

Credit Line

When photographic images or video from the Grand Rapids History Center collections are used, we request the courtesy of a credit line as follows:

Grand Rapids History Center, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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.


Photo Order Form

    Contact Information:




    Street Address



    Zip Code

    Image Selection:

    Collection and/or negative number

    Link to image (if applicable)

    Brief Description

    Intended Use


    File format

    Delivery method

    I have read and agree to abide by the Grand Rapids Public Library's regulations:

    1) To accept full responsibility regarding further use of these images, including, but not limited to, matters of copyright or invasion of privacy.

    2) To use the images only once, and only for the purpose stated in this agreement.

    3) Not to authorize others to use the images for any reason.

    4) Not to modify or alter these images in any way.

    5) I agree to pay the charges for these image(s) and to hold the Grand Rapids Public Library harmless from liability, damages, claims or actions resulting from any use of them.

    I agree.