Rights and Reproductions

 

Digital images, photocopies, and photographs of items from the Winterthur Library collections are available to researchers. Requests for reproductions are accepted in person or by phone, fax, letter, or email (see Contact Us). Rates vary, depending on the format requested, the need for original work, and the user's commercial or nonprofit status or affiliation with Winterthur.

Duplication of some large format materials, such as maps or blueprints, as well as items to be microfilmed, are handled offsite and must be scheduled to accommodate the time of both library staff and employees of the off-site company.

Some reproductions may not be possible due to the size or condition of an item, or because of the size or complexity of the request. In such cases, researchers are encouraged to visit the library in person or to hire an independent researcher.

Library users may take their own pictures for study purposes using their own digital camera. Flash photography, though, is prohibited. Users may also do their own photocopying in certain parts of the library.

Individuals who wish to include a copy—in any format—of an item from the Winterthur Library in a printed publication, web page or other electronic medium, film, exhibit, etc., must first obtain permission. Permissions generally incur a fee.

Issues related to the use of copyrighted material are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Requests for permission to quote from Winterthur’s manuscript collection must be made in writing. Each request must include a citation of the material used, passages quoted, and a description of publication plans.

Requests for permission to publish and further particulars about rights and reproductions can be directed to reference@winterthur.org.


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