Digital Image Reproduction

The digital images in the California State Library Picture Catalog are available for purchase. Only existing digital images may be ordered. We are unable to scan on demand.

If you would like to order a digital copy of an image in the Picture Catalog, please send (mail, fax or e-mail) a copy of the image to us, along with the call number given in the catalog. Please specify whether you need rush service and whether you seek permission to use at this time. We also need your billing/shipping address and phone/fax number or e-mail address. Upon receipt of your payment, we will mail you a CD containing a high resolution copy of the image that you requested.

Copyright and fair use

Permission to use


Existing digital image identified in the CSL Picture catalog copied to a CD $15.00 each
California sales tax Add 8.5%
Processing fee $ 5.00

Optional shipping is available via FedEx if the patron provides a FedEx account number.

An invoice will be sent to you within 5 business days of our receipt of your order.

Prepayment is required for all orders.

Credit Cards are not accepted.

Payment must be made by check, money order or cashiers check, payable to the California State Library Foundation, and mailed to:

California State Library Foundation
1225 8th Street, Suite 345
Sacramento, CA 95814

Delivery time

Normal: approximately 3 weeks
Rush: 7 business days after receipt of payment
Rush charge: $30.00 per image plus sales tax and processing fee

Contact the California History Section with inquiries regarding digital images.