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Instructions for Placing a Photo Order

High-Resolution Digital Files | Low-Resolution Digital Files | Custom Scanning | Photographic Reprints


High Resolution Digital Files

ORDER ONLINE | PRINT PDF FORM

1. Find the Image - To appropriately identify the image(s) you want to order, search the MVSC Digital Gallery and carefully note the following information for each image. It will be required on the order form:

a. title of the image
b. image location
c. barcode number

2. Files and Delivery - You will receive the highest resolution file available. In most cases, this will be a 600-dpi JPEG file for photographic images and a 300-dpi JPEG or TIFF file for larger images such as maps. Small files can be delivered via e-mail; larger files must be sent through either a file delivery service or transferred to a CD and mailed (for a small fee). Allow up to three business days to complete an order. If you have questions about file size and delivery, please contact the Missouri Valley Room reference desk at 816-701-3427 or lhistory@kclibrary.org.

3. Fees - The fee per image/file is $10.00 for individuals and non-profit organizations or $25.00 for commercial, for-profit entities. Prepayment is required unless special arrangements have been made in advance. Payment may be made by check payable to Kansas City Public Library or by credit card using the Library's ePay Service.

ORDER ONLINE | PRINT PDF FORM


Low Resolution Digital Files

There is no charge to download/use the low resolution images from our website. However, an order still must be submitted to the Library. Permission to download or use images is not granted until the completed order form has been received.

1. Find the Image - To appropriately identify the images you want to order, search the MVSC Digital Gallery and carefully note the following information for each image. It will be required on the order form:

a. title
b. location
c. barcode number

2. Download Instructions - Right-click on the image; select "Save As" or "Save Picture As" and save the file to a location on your computer. MAC users Command click.


Custom Scanning

The Missouri Valley Special Collections department will consider custom scanning requests for collection items (e.g., photographs, postcards, maps) that have not already been digitized. Due to copyright restrictions, fragility and size, some items may not be scanned. Please contact the Missouri Valley Room reference desk at 816-701-3427 or lhistory@kclibrary.org to inquire about possible restrictions and to make arrangements for scanning of materials from the collection. Decisions will be made on an individual basis based on the condition of the original, type of item, and staff availability.

Fees & Delivery - Charges for custom scans are the same as purchasing high-resolution digital images: $10 per file for individuals and non-profits, and $25 per file for commercial, for-profit use. The files can be sent as e-mail attachments, transferred to a CD, or saved to a USB storage device. Please allow up to three business days for your order to be processed.

 


Photographic Reprints

The Library does not offer print services. Customers are welcome to purchase high-resolution digital images from us and use the photo processor of their choice to make reproductions. Upon request, we will be happy to provide a list of vendors who have made their services known to the Library. If you have additional questions, please contact the Missouri Valley Special Collections department at 816-701-3427 or lhistory@kclibrary.org.