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Requesting an image and our charges


Engraving of a Megatherium (detail), by J Moffat, Edinburgh, taken from the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, 1830. (LDGSL/680)

Requesting an image

Images can be requested by contacting the Library, stating the title and image reference from the Geological Society Library Picture Library where applicable, and your intended use. We will then ask you to complete a permissions form, which will either state that the image is supplied for private research or for publication/broadcast/exhibition/website purposes (which may be subject to an additional fee).

Our basic charges for supplying an image (per item), are:




Digital copy (300dpi) sent by email £10 (plus VAT) £20 (plus VAT)
William Smith 1815 map (various sizes)  POA  POA

Publishing an image

The Library normally charges for use of its images in publications, broadcast, websites or exhibitions, however this will vary depending on its use. For instance, for non-profit, small print runs the fee is likely to be modest and in some circumstances may be waived entirely. For a quote, please contact the Library giving as much information as possible about the image’s intended use.

Please see our Reproduction Policy for further information.

Contact Us

Contact the Library to request an image for private use or publication