Reproduction Policy

Local History Reproduction Policy

As a public service, the Orange Public Library arranges for the reproduction of materials from the Orange Public Library Local History Collection. Reproduction of items in the collection is performed at the patron’s expense. Any further reproduction is prohibited without the written permission of the Orange Public Library. The Orange Public Library reserves the right to refuse any request and to impose such conditions as it may deem advisable in the best interests of the collection.

There is a per-item fee for the Orange Public Library to provide photocopies or digitally scanned materials from its collections, or to have photo-quality copies made of photographs from its collections. The cost of making photo-quality copies of photographs is an additional charge determined by the vendor performing that service – please see price list from The Enlarger for current prices.

In addition, if Orange Public Library supplies a CD-R disk as part of the process, $2.00 per disk will be charged. The cost of shipping by U.S. Postal Service or FedEx varies, and will be added to each order when shipping is requested by the patron.


The Orange Public Library does not hold the copyright to all materials in the Local History Collection. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain any necessary permission. Some items may not be copied because of restrictions made by the donors.

Copyright protects the rights of creators of original works, including photographers, artists, architects, publishers, singers, writers and composers. Types of works covered include (but are not limited to) drawings, paintings, photographs, maps, blueprints, music and lyrics, literary writings of all kinds, choreographic works, audiovisual works, and all types of sound recordings. For these works, the copyright holder has the exclusive right to reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute and/or sell copies of the original work, and perform or display the work publicly. Copyright law provides protection to unpublished as well as published materials. Please read the following warning.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these 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 photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the library does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the library does not own copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.

Credit Information

Any publication or other public use of materials reproduced from the Local History Archives must credit the Orange Public Library [see following credit format]. Materials reproduced for research may not later be used for publications or other public uses without written permission from the Orange Public Library. If materials are used in a published work, the author agrees to furnish the Orange Public Library one (1) complimentary copy.

Credit the archives in the following format: Courtesy of the Local History Collection, Orange Public Library, Orange, CA. With printed matter, it is preferred that the credit line appears on the same or facing page as the illustration or with “Sources of Illustrations.” Each individual item must be credited. With film, video and CD format use, credit with “Other Sources of Illustrations.” With exhibitions, show credit within the exhibition area, preferably directly below or adjacent to the original copy. For Web use, credit should appear either adjacent to the image or in a “Sources of Illustrations” list. Any and all changes and alterations to the original copy must be indicated in the accompanying label or caption.

Reproduction Requests

In authorizing the reproduction of works within its collections, the Orange Public Library does not surrender its own right to publish or grant permission to others to do so. Reproduction of the copy prints received is not allowed, including any facsimile (including scanned copies).

Requests for copy prints or digital images of local history photographs are to be made on a Photograph Request Form or Digital Image Request Form and the intended use explained on a Permission Form and Letter of Agreement. Please identify the image as completely as possible, including photo number(s) and description to insure the desired photograph(s) will be reproduced. Prepayment is required on all jobs.