Image and Audio Orders

Ordering Digital Images from the State Library's Pictorial Collection

Images on the State Library of Western Australia website and catalogue database are available for you to save or print for research or study.

It is also possible to order digital images. To search our Pictorial Collection please choose the State Library Pictures option on our Catalogue.

Ordering digital images

If you would like a high quality digitised image please complete the Imaging Services Order Form.

Express Service

The State Library of Western Australia offers an express service on application for orders that need to be completed in 3 days. The application is assessed according to operational demands at the time.

Cost for Express Service is $50.00 per image.


It is possible to order titles that are on VHS (subject to copyright). The VHS will be converted to DVD and can take up to 4 weeks to be completed.

No Express Service is offered and the cost is $50.00 per VHS.


Images can be produced on disc or sent electronically via FTP. You can choose to pick up the disc, or, have it posted at a further cost of $7.85.

Where to send your imaging service order form

The Library will accept imaging service order forms by email, fax and post.

  1. Email your order form to us at:
  2. Fax your order form to us on: +61 8 9427 3256              
  3. Post your order form and payment (cheque, money order, credit card details) to:

Image and Audio Public Orders
Client Services
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Ph: +61 8 9427 3450

Reproducing images for commercial use

To reproduce a picture in a book, website, merchandise (e.g. calendar), film or in any other format you will need to obtain written permission from the Library. To obtain a high quality digitized image for publication or display, complete the Imaging Services Order Form then email, fax or post your order form and payment.

Please complete the Imaging Services Order Form with the following details:

  • contact details
  • image identification number ("call number")
  • for the free reproduction permit, tick the corresponding column 
  • complete relevant information for "Details of intended publication/display" (for reproduction permits only) 
  • sign the "conditions and authorisation" section.

You will be contacted by the staff of Pictorial Orders if you need to fulfil any copyright conditions.

For further information:
Contact Pictorial Orders staff:
Telephone: +61 8 9427 3450 or

Using images still in copyright

For images still in copyright, you will need to obtain clearance from the copyright holder to reproduce them. The Library needs to receive the copyright clearance in print format before we can supply the image. Pictorial Collection staff will determine the copyright status and supply contact details of a copyright contact where possible for you to seek permission. Library staff cannot arrange copyright clearance for you.

Payment and processing 

All orders must be pre-paid or credit card details provided on the order form. Orders take 15 working days from receipt of form and payment to be processed.

When your order is completed, you will be notified, that your order can be collected from the 3rd floor reference desk, or if preferred it can be posted to you (at your cost) or sent electronically (FTP).

Copyright Law

Copyright law is complex and constantly evolving.
Further information is available on copyright in library collections.

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Page last updated: Friday 6 November 2015

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