Requesting Permission to Publish

The John Carter Brown Library is a non-profit institution largely dependent upon its own endowment for operating funds. To make possible the continued growth of the collection, from which everyone benefits, and to maintain a satisfactory level of service to scholars and to the general public, the Library must augment its income from a variety of sources. One of these sources is fees for the commercial use of images from the Library’s collection.

Scholarly publishing is considered non-commercial and falls under our Creative Commons agreement. Follow the link for that policy. By downloading any image from our site, you agree to the terms of that license. We expect anyone who uses our material to credit the Library and its collection by including the following attribution exactly as stated: "Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University."

Please write for permission to publish our images commercially. We will respond with a letter giving our credit line or will sign an agreement of your composition. The schedule for fees may be found under Commercial Publication.

Each item must carry the following credit line exactly as stated: “Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.” The Library may request a copy of a work that incorporates material from its collection.

For any questions, please write to the Imaging Department.