Leeds University Library


When you order any copy of Special Collections material, you sign an undertaking to seek our permission if you wish to publish any of it. Before giving our permission, we may ask you to show us written evidence that you already have the copyright owner's consent.

There is usually a fee applicable if you want to publish a copy of an item from Special Collections.

Getting the copyright owner's consent

This is your responsibility. However, we have helpful information on the main Library website about identifying and locating the owner of the copyright. The Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders (WATCH) database may help you locate copyright holders.

More general copyright information is available on the main Library website.

Publishing Digital Library images 

If you wish to publish an image produced by Digitisation Services you must pay a publication fee on top of the reproduction charge.

The publication fees in the table below apply to a print run of up to 10,000. Contact us about larger print runs or if you have any other enquiries.

  One country (excl. VAT)

World, all languages(excl. VAT)

 Book, magazine, ebook - editorial  £50  £100
 Book, magazine, ebook - cover   £160  £280
 CD / DVD / record - cover  £200  £400
 Newspapers - ½ page   £40 (regional)
 £60 (national) 
 Newspapers - full page  £50 (regional)
 £75 (national) 
 Video / CD-ROM / DVD   £80  £160
 Website    £75 (1 year)
 £200 (in perpetuity)
 Film / TV  £100  £200
 Exhibition  £100
 Merchandise  To be negotiated