01 October 2013
State Library is currently improving the storage areas for our precious collections, this renovation has limited access to original photographs. This means if the image you require is from an original photograph we are unable to specify when we can supply the copy.
You are welcome to place the order and our pictorial orders coordinator will advise if the image will be supplied from an original or a digitised copy. If your order is to be supplied from a digitised image it will be supplied within stated timeframes, if the order will be supplied from an original image your order will be filled as soon as there is access to the photographic collection.
We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to completing your order as soon as possible.
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
- Where to send your imaging service order form
- Reproducing images for commerical use
- Using images still in copyright
- Copyright Law
Ordering digital images
If you would like a high quality digitised image please complete the Imaging Services Order Form.
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.
VHS – DVD
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 $7.00.
The Library will accept imaging service order forms by email, fax and post.
- Email your order form to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax your order form to us on: +61 8 9427 3256
- Post your order form and payment (cheque, money order, credit card details) to:
Pictorial Public Orders
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
PERTH WA 6000
Ph: +61 8 9427 3450
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
- 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 94273256 or
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.
All orders must be pre-paid. Orders take 15 working days from receipt of form and payment to be processed. When completed, your order can be collected from the 3rd floor reference desk, posted to you (at your cost) or sent electronically (FTP).
Copyright law is complex and constantly evolving.
Further information is available on copyright in library collections.
Page last updated: Friday 22 November 2013