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Payment Policies

Full payment is required in advance by cash, credit card, check or money order made out to “Austin Public Library.” Please mail checks to the address listed in the above letterhead (i.e. PO Box 2287). Texas Sales Tax is added for state residents unless proof of tax-exempt status is provided.

 

Reproduction Fees

The prices below include a 5% preservation fee. Files will be sent via email (with download link).

Image Reproduction

Fees per JPG image file (other file formats available upon request):

  • Standard: 300dpi at 8x10” - $5.00
  • Custom: Any resolution/size larger - $30.00

Audiovisual Reproduction

Video

  • Minimum fee: Up to 30 minutes - $50.00
  • Each additional 30 minutes - $25.00
  • Unless otherwise requested, all files SD .mov ProRes 4:2:2 .mp4/H624

Audio

  • Analog to digital, per recording - $25.00
  • Unless otherwise requested, all files .mp3 192 Kbps

Reproduction fees are waived for City of Austin general fund departments. City of Austin enterprise departments (Austin Convention Center, Austin Energy, Austin Resource Recovery, Austin Water Utility, and Aviation) must pay reproduction fees.

There are no reproduction fees for images you can freely download online on our Digital Collections platform or The Portal to Texas History. Use fees still apply for the publication or display of images available online, unless exempt (see licensing section below).

 

Licensing Fees

Customers in the following categories are exempt from use fee charges:

  1. Non-profit organizations. You must provide documentation of your 501(c)(3) status.
  2. Governmental entities. This includes local, state and federal governments.
  3. Local news media. Austin television news stations and publications that are published and distributed solely in the Travis County area are considered local news media.
  4. Private individuals using images for personal use or for display in a non-public area.

Licensing Fees for Publication or Display: Per Usage Type

For still image use, the costs listed below are per image file.

Books (Print)

  • 1-5,000 copies - $15.00
  • 5,001-10,000 copies - $25.00
  • 10,001-25,000 copies - $35.00
  • Over 25,000 copies - $60.00

Serials (Print)

  • Under 50,000 circulation - $15.00
  • 50,001-100,000 circulation - $25.00
  • Over 100,000 circulation - $35.00

Book Jacket: $75.00

Commercial Motion Picture or TV Use for Photographs (Still Images): $150.00
Includes Theatrical Release, Television Broadcast, Streaming Platforms, Home Video (any media), and Clips or Trailer from Full-Length Production for a single production for the life of the work.

Commercial Motion Picture or TV Use for Moving Images (Film or Video Footage)
Includes Theatrical Release, Television Broadcast, Streaming Platforms, Home Video (any media), and Clips or Trailer from Full-Length Production for a single production for the life of the work.

  • $30 / Second
  • $300 minimum

Website, Social Media, eBook, Online Journal, or Presentation Use: $25.00

Local Business Display: $25.00

Advertising Use: $175.00

Print or Digital Collateral: For promotional purposes only, not for commercial re-sale

  • 1-5,000 copies - $25.00
  • 5,001-10,000 copies - $35.00
  • 10,001-25,000 copies - $50.00
  • Over 25,000 copies - $60.00