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If you require digital images at a higher resolution than can be downloaded from the Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection, or images not yet in the Digital Image Collection, please see How to Order. No permission is required to quote excerpts from items in the collection within the bounds of "fair use."


Creative Commons License.

Free use terms:
Images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0). Reproduction of any images from the Folger digital image collections constitutes agreement to the terms of that license. This allows use of our images without additional permission, provided that:

a) you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source, and
b) you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license.
Sample citation: Folger MS V.b.32, fol. 6v. Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Permission beyond the scope of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license:
To request permission to publish beyond the scope of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, please use the application for permission to publish (pdf). Please fill it out completely and fax or mail it to  Photography and Digital Imaging.

  • The application must be signed.
  • If your request exceeds 2 items, an attached list is acceptable
  • Permission is granted for one time, one edition, one publication, one broadcast, one digital press run, or one website use only. Further use requires separate application.
  • See our list of publication fees for information about our fee structure.

  • The Folger waives permission fees for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use. We request that you use the attribution: "By permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library."

Film and television on-site filming

Please contact Garland Scott, Head of External Relations, at (202) 675–0342 or gscott@folger.edu.

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