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Fee Schedule for License of High-Resolution Digital Images by Omaha Public Library

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The images in our digital collections are displayed online as low-resolution jpg images, which may be downloaded and used for personal, educational, or research purposes.  They may not be used for commercial purposes. 

High-resolution TIFF images are available for purchase. Such purchase covers non-exclusive single use unless otherwise indicated.

All images used in any format must include the following credit line: From the collections of Omaha Public Library,

Dollar amounts listed are per image.

Private or Personal Use (private home or office, not displayed in a public area).
This includes:
  • Self-published books or albums when fewer than 50 copies are produced 
  • Personal website (e.g. genealogy webpage) 
  • Home movies

Commercial and Non-Profit Public Uses.
Print Formats Commercial (for profit) Entities Non-Profit (501(c)(3) and Government Agencies
4000 copies or less
4001-25,000 copies
Over 25,000 copies
$50 (jacket/cover $100)
$75 (jacket/cover $250)
$100 (jacket/cover $350)
$25 (jacket/cover $50)
$35 (jacket/cover $75)
$50 (jacket/cover $100)
Circ 10,000 or less
Circ 10,001-99,999
Circ 100,000 or more
$50 (jacket/cover $100)
$75 (jacket/cover $250)
$100 (jacket/cover $500)
$25 (jacket/cover $50)
$35 (jacket/cover $75)
$50 (jacket/cover $100)
Print Non-Editorial (calendars, posters, greeting cards, postcards, novelty items, etc.)
1000 copies or less
1001 copies or more

Broadcast Formats Commercial (for profit) Entities Non-Profit (501(c)(3) and Government Agencies
North America
World Use
Feature/Documentary Films
US distribution
World distribution
Electronic Formats Commercial (for profit) Entities Non-Profit (501(c)(3) and Government Agencies
Internet/Website/eBooks $75 $50

Promotional Purposes Commercial (for profit) Entities Non-Profit (501(c)(3) and Government Agencies
Advertisements, print (including brochures)
Circ 99,999 and under
Circ 100,000-499,999
Circ 500,000-999,999
Circ 1,000,000 or more
Advertisements, posters $1,000 $500
Advertisements, television/cable $2,000 $1,000
Advertisements, online $1,000 $500

Note: Fees for any other uses and/or for multiple images are available upon request.

The OPL Digital Collections include a wide range of content.  They contain materials that are in the public domain as well as materials that may be protected by copyright.  In cases where materials are protected by third party rights, you are responsible for clearing the necessary rights in order to use the materials in question.  For example, if you want to download a photo that is still protected by copyright for use in a research paper, you must determine whether your proposed use requires consent from the copyright holder, and, if so, you must secure the permission of the copyright holder.  In some cases, you may also need to secure the consent of people who appear in photographs in our collections.

Because the Library’s collections are vast, we are not in a position to provide advice to patrons about which materials are protected by third party rights and which materials may be used freely.  The following websites have information about copyright, fair use and other related topics which may be useful: 
It is your obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials from the Library's collections.  You are solely responsible for determining whether the use of any digital object requires the permission of any other person or entity, and you are responsible for paying any associated fees. 

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