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Imaging Service prices

In order to receive a price breakdown for your order, please complete one of our application forms and we'll be in touch. 

£15 for the first image; £2 for each subsequent image, up to 20 images
Quantity Price
20-30 £50
30-40 £75
40-50 £90
50-75 £100
75-100 £150
100-200 £200
200-300 £300

All prices are shown excluding VAT

Image Type

We supply large JPEGs (300dpi) as standard. Large JPEG files are 3500px on the longest edge @ 300dpi. They are suitable for more detailed viewing and for most publications.

If you require TIFFs (600dpi) then please get in touch, as we can supply these.

Members of The University of Manchester

We are trialling a new offer for University of Manchester staff and students - including alumni. Until September 2020 staff and students will be able to order up to 20 images free of charge. If you require more than this, then the additional images will receive a 20% discount.

Publication and Permission to reproduce images from our collections

Corporate organizations, private individuals and staff within similar organizations worldwide may request images for personal use or for publication.  The Library, however, retains copyright on all such images produced from its stock.  The Library must, therefore, in all instances and without exception, be asked for permission to reproduce any images prior to any proposed publication.

The Library does not charge permission fees.

Advanced Imaging Prices

We are trialling our Advanced Imaging Service, so do get in touch if you would like a quote. We charge £50 (ex. VAT) per item in our collections that you would like us to process.


We are happy to discuss all imaging services and applications for permission to reproduce images from our collection with you.  Please contact us for special requests or requirements.  We reserve the right to charge by the hour for more complex material. For further information please contact us.

Imaging and Permission enquiries:

Imaging Office
The University of Manchester
The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
M3 3EH


Tel: + 44 (0)161 306 6559