How to Order Images

Beginning in 2020, the Folger’s building renovation project will periodically affect imaging services. We may not be able to fill requests for images requiring new photography submitted on/after January 1, 2020.

Contact us

Photography and Digital Imaging

photo@folger.edu

fax: (202) 608–1715
phone: (202) 675–0335

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1004

Free Image Downloads

For any image in our LUNA digital image collection, you may download copies up to 1536 pixels long side: suitable for web, slide presentations, and up to 8"x10" prints.
 

Ordering new images and high-resolution images on file

Starting January 1, 2020, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to fulfill requests for images requiring new photography.  See our main imaging page for more information. You may place an order for new images and we’ll discuss options with you.

Orders for a high-resolution version of an image already present in our digital image collection will continue as usual, with a 4-6 week turnaround time. Rush services are not available.

Once we have determined we can fill your request, we will send a formal cost estimate. Prepayment is required.

After reviewing your estimate, please complete the prepayment form and return it to the photography department with payment. We accept credit cards, institutional purchase orders, and checks in US dollars, which must be drawn from a US bank. Credit card payment may be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

 

Specifications

Images are 9"x12" at 300 ppi jpg files delivered via web download, unless otherwise specified.

Higher resolution images, tif format, and special cropping are available on request. Please specify dimensions and file size needed. For alternative delivery method or additional specifications please include in "Instructions."

Delivered images generally include entire text block to edge of binding or page unless otherwise requested (see example).
 

To place an order

Fill out our online order form to place your request.
 
**Please note:
  • Material currently under copyright will not be reproduced without signed permission from the copyright holder. Such authorization must be obtained by the applicant for photography work and must cover the specific use to be made of the copyrighted material.
  • If we are able to fill your request by your deadline, cost estimates will be emailed to the address provided in the form.
  • Prepayment is required. If payment is to be made by a university or other institution, an official purchase order from the institution is required. Orders will be started when payment is received.

 

Contact us

Photography and Digital Imaging

photo@folger.edu

fax: (202) 608–1715
phone: (202) 675–0335

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1004