You can download a high resolution tiff file of our out of copyright digitised content for free.
Download via the online tab in the One Search record.
Please note the files may take some time to download. Currently this service may not be available on all mobile devices.
The State Library of Queensland provides a quality image reproduction service, offering clients a high-resolution file or photographic print of items held in our collections.
Copies of oral history recordings and AV items are also provided, with costs assessed on a case-by case basis.
For clients not requiring a high resolution file or print, our Document Supply service provides a low-resolution file and photocopy service, as well as providing a copy and loan service of items held in other Australian and overseas libraries.
How to order
Orders for images as well as oral history and AV requests should be made using the Image Order Form
Orders cannot be submitted online. Completed forms can be submitted via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: +61 7 3840 7795
- Post: Document Supply, Collection Access
State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Please note that payment in Australian dollars is required at the time of ordering. All prices include GST.
Payment can be made by providing credit card details, by cheque or in person at The Library Shop.
|minimum 400 ppi||$18.60||$26.70||$35.60||Free|| $2.20 |
(cost of CD)
(cost of USB)
(includes cost of CD)
(includes cost of USB)
(matte or semi-gloss)
(210 x 297 mm)
(297 x 420 mm)
|$25.00||$51.70||$60.60||n/a||Free||See delivery costs|
(420 x 594 mm)
|A2 + |
|Digitised motion picture film||DVD||$19.00||n/a||n/a||n/a||Free||$5.30|
Images are provided to specifications and sizes outlined in the price list above, unless otherwise specified at the time of order. If you have any other requirements, please do not hesitate to discuss them with the Library staff prior to ordering.
Formats that are outside the scope of the Library's photographic unit would be referred to a commercial photographer for provision of a quotation.
Delivery costs do not apply to electronically supplied or collected orders.
|CD||1||$7.50 (includes cost of CD)|
|USB||1||$10.00 (includes cost of USB)|
|A4 prints||up to 4||$5.50|
|A3 prints||up to 4||$7.20|
|A2 prints||1 to 2||$7.10|
|A2 prints||3 to 4||$10.90|
|Express post||up to 500g||$9.20|
|Express post||over 500g||POA|
|Service Level||Turnaround time||Surcharge|
|Standard||10 working days||n/a|
|Rush||3 working days||Double the fee (excluding delivery costs)|
A 10% discount will apply to all orders over $500 (excluding delivery costs and Rush fee).
|Smaller file size when saved to take up less disk or memory space.||Larger file size, making them harder to upload or send via email.|
|Some image data lost due to compression when saving.||No compression, so no data lost when saving.|
|Not good for editing as data is lost on each subsequent saving.||Great for editing as no data is lost on subsequent saving.|
|High quality, but not considered acceptable for archiving digital images.|| |
Considered acceptable for archiving digital images.
|Supported by most software and photo sharing websites.||Supported by most software, but not by most photo sharing websites.|
State Library of Queensland is committed to providing the greatest possible access to material in our collections to support creativity, innovation and the development of new knowledge.
We provide free access to high resolution files of our out of copyright digitised collections for these purposes. (Currently this service may not be available on all mobile devices).
The State Library does not charge for the use of images in its collection in publications, exhibitions, or online. Permission to publish images where copyright has expired does not need to be sought from the State Library.
Copyright and Cultural Clearances, where necessary, are the responsibility of the client who shall indemnify the Library Board of Queensland against any action whatsoever taken by the copyright owner(s) against the State Library of Queensland arising in any way whatsoever from the publication of photographic materials by or on behalf of the client.
More information on copyright and SLQs attribution requirements can be found on the copyright webpage.
When using images from Picture Queensland we ask that you acknowledge the State Library in the following way:
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: xxxxxx
If you are using an image online we also ask that you provide a link back to the image in our collection in your acknowledgement:
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: xxxxxx. http://hdl.handle.net/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxxx
Negative numbers (or image identifiers) and the links to digital items appear in the description of each photograph.
t +61 7 3840 7849
f +61 7 3840 7795
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