Image orders

How to order | Price list | Non-standard formats | Delivery costs | Service levels | Discount | What is the difference between JPEG and TIFF? | Image use and copyright | How to attribute

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.

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.

For clients wishing to order copies of oral history oral history recordings and audio file items (i.e. CDs, DVDs) please refer to audio visual orders.

How to order

Orders for images should be made using the Image Order Form

Orders cannot be submitted online. Completed forms can be submitted via:

  • Email:
  • Fax: +61 7 3840 7795
  • Post:
    Document Supply, Access Services
    State Library of Queensland
    PO Box 3488

Price list

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.

PDF version

Format Size

Digitised collection
Online images, Picture Queensland images, photographs from the copy/print collection

Microfilm or microfiche

Newspapers, books, maps, posters, artworks, original materials

Email Collect Post


minimum 400 ppi $21.00 $30.00 $40.00 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)
$20.00 $49.00 $61.00 n/a Free  
(297 x 420 mm)
$28.00 $55.00 $73.00 n/a Free See delivery costs
(420 x 594 mm)
$42.00 $69.00 $82.00 n/a Free  
A2 +
(594mm +)
POA POA POA n/a Free  
Digitised motion picture film DVD $21.00 n/a n/a n/a Free $5.30
AVI POA n/a n/a Free Free POA

Non-standard formats

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

Delivery costs do not apply to electronically supplied or collected orders.

Format Quantity Price
CD1$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
Poster (cylinder) 1 $13.70
Express post up to 500g $9.20
Express post over 500g POA
International N/A POA

Service levels

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).

What is the difference between JPEG and TIFF?

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.

Best quality.

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.

Image use and copyright

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.

How to attribute

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.

Negative numbers (or image identifiers) and the links to digital items appear in the description of each photograph.

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t  +61 7 3840 7849
f  +61 7 3840 7795

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