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In all instances The University of Manchester Library retains the copyright and Publication Right of photographs taken by the Library or its authorized agents.

You must obtain our permission for the publication (in print or online) or exhibition of any Library copyright images, whether original or derivative.

We will not normally withhold permission to publish our images, unless we believe that publication may contravene UK law, may breach the terms of any agreement by which we hold the material, or may cause reputational damage to The University of Manchester.

If an item is in copyright, it is your responsibility to also obtain permission from the current copyright holder. Under UK copyright law, most unpublished manuscript material remains in copyright until 2039.

To receive a quote for the image fees and to request permission to reproduce images (if applicable), please complete the Imaging Service online application form‌ or contact by telephone the Heritage Imaging team +44 (0)161- 306 6559 or email

Once we receive your application form, we will assess the requested material’s suitability for photography, inform you of the cost of your order and arrange payment.