Photographic orders and publication of images

Order images from our special collections.


You cannot only find the online form on the Special Collections tab in our Catalogue, but also with the object descriptions of items in the catalogue itself. You can easily order a reproduction from Special Collections materials in PDF- or TIFF-format. In case making a digital reproduction is not possible, a staff member will contact you to discuss other options.

Direct link to the online order form for reproductions from the Special Collections


You can request permission to publish a photograph at the Special Collections Services Department. If you are intending to publish material from our collections then you should make sure you:

  • include a proper acknowledgement of the source of the publication: Leiden University Library, [shelf mark] 
  • provide the library with a copy.
Works of literature, science and art are protected by copyright, which lasts for the life of the author plus a period of 70 years.
Material subject to copyright may not be published without the additional permission of the copyright holder. The library has no responsibility regarding this copyright.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information see our web page FAQ on ordering reproductions of items from the special collections.

If you need any further information on self-service photographing, please contact our staff:
Telephone: +31 (0) 71 5272857

Last Modified: 25-07-2016