Copyright & Licenses

Public Domain Designation

Personal, educational, research and general publication

Images identified as "Public Domain" in the Digital Archive may be reproduced in print or electronic format for personal, educational, research and general publication. General publication use includes published materials such as books and journals.

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

Commercial merchandise and marketing use

Reproductions intended for commercial merchandise and marketing use are subject to a license fee. Enquiries regarding commercial applications may be referred to

More information on access and use of digital content

High resolution images are available for purchase from the library.

It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright, or other use restrictions (such as donor restrictions, privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks) when using images made from our collections.