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Collection Reproduction Service for Single Images

The Library is a great source of visual documentation on a wide array of subjects. Search our site for illustrated publications, visit our Special Collections Centre at the Toronto Reference Library or explore the Library's online Digital Archive for images.

Ordering a Reproduction

Submit the Reproduction Order Form to the library or department who cares for the item you want reproduced in person, by mail, email or fax. Please use the order codes so we know if you're asking for a digital or print reproduction. If you're not sure of your digital requirements, call us at 416-393-7156 for help.

Photographic and Digital Reproduction Service
Toronto Public Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
Attention:Special Collections Department

FAX: 416-393-7147
Attention: Special Collections Department

Email: - Subject: Image order from website

Telephone Enquiries: 416-393-7156

List of Prices for Digital Reproductions
Digital Image Size Fee Charged
Existing digital image (any size original) $25.00
New digital image - from original - any size up to, but not including, 11"x17" $25.00
New digital image from 11"x17" to 40"x60" $50.00
Set up fee for oversize (one fee per order) $50.00
List of Prices for Portable Data Storage Devices
Portable Device Cost
USB Drive $10.00
CD or DVD $2.00
List of Prices for Paper Reproduction and Mailing
Products and Services Fees
8" x 10" $25.00
11"x 14" $40.00
16" x 20" $50.00
Mailing Within Canada $3.50 minimum
Mailing International $5.00 minimum




The Toronto Public library can neither grant nor deny permission to copy or publish photographs and other reproductions purchased from this office. It is the recipient's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions (such as donor restrictions, privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks) when using, publishing or otherwise distributing materials received from Toronto Public Library.


Only library materials will be reproduced.


Reproduction of images on commercial merchandise may involve licensing fees.

Printed Reproductions

For printed reproductions, digital files are not provided.


If material reproduced from the Library's collections is published, a credit line, "Courtesy of Toronto Public Library" is appreciated.

Digitization on Demand Service for Books and Multi-Page Works

This is a fee-based service for the digitization of books and multi-page works in the public domain. The service is limited to entire works which are in the public domain, and meet the condition requirements to be safely digitized without risking damage to the original artefact.

If you request the DOD service, you will receive a colour PDF of the entire book within a turnaround of about two weeks.

Ordering a Digitization on Demand Item

Submit the Digitization on Demand Order Form in person, by mail, email or fax. Please send it to the branch or department (at North York Central or Toronto Reference Library) which holds the title you want reproduced.


List of Prices for Digitization on Demand
Product Fee Deliverable
Digitization request for book $25.00 + $.15 per page PDF file delivery within 2 weeks

Telephone Enquiries: 416-393-7156