A research service is available for patrons who are unable to visit the library in person. The service is priced per hour of research time and includes up to 5 copied or scanned pages of relevant material. Due to staffing constraints, we are only able to devote up to 2 hours of research per request.
The first 15 minutes of research is complimentary. If further research is required, the following fees apply:
|History Colorado Member (please note Member ID# in request)||First hour is free with up to 5 scanned pages* included; $10 each additional hour.|
|Colorado Resident||$20/hour with up to 5 scanned pages included*|
|Out-of-State Individual||$30/hour with up to 5 scanned pages included*|
|Commercial||$50 per hour|
*Use, distribution, or publication of reproductions requires written permission from History Colorado. The patron is responsible for compliance with copyright laws. Use of images of or from History Colorado collections may require a fee.
Photo Reproduction Services
History Colorado charges commercial and non-profit users fees in order to support the maintenance of the collection. Fees are charged for both reproduction and use. Possession of reproductions of History Colorado materials does not constitute permission for use. Please see our Image Use Policy for more information.
Orders must be accompanied by prepayment by cash, check (made out to History Colorado), credit card, or money order. Estimated shipping time is 1-3 weeks from receipt of signed Collections Use Agreement and payment. Rush orders for 1-3 day turnaround double the price of each photo ordered. All applicable sales taxes and shipping and handling fees are charged.
|Prints: B&W or color|
|5 x 7"||$16|
|8 x 10"||$18|
|11 x 14"||$30|
|16 x 20"||$42|
|20 x 24"||$54|
|Larger and custom sizes are available. Canvas adds 20% per print.|
|Scans: High resolution digital file (publication or display use only)|
|300 dpi (8x10")||$17|
|600 dpi (8x10")||$40|
|Scans: Low resolution digital file (web or research use only)|
|100 dpi (5x7")||$8|
|Studio Shoot (of objects that cannot be scanned)|
Set-up fee, plus cost of print(s) or file(s)
|Price quoted upon request - contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
History Colorado offers discounts on reproduction fees for students, military, cultural institutions, and other groups. Click here to see discount rates.
In addition to reproduction fees, use fees are charged for use of images of and from History Colorado collections and are calculated per still image. All details and description of use must be included in a signed Collections Use Agreement.
Fees may be waived or reduced for Colorado non-profit organizations, university presses engaging in non-commercial publication, and for Colorado news media.
|Personal or Research Use|
|No use fee|
|Non-Serial Print Publication||Per image|
|Under 1000 copies||No use fee|
|5000+ copies||$15 per 5000 copies|
|Serial Print Publication||Per image|
|Up to 5000 copies||No use fee|
|10,001+ copies||$10 per 5000 copies|
|Digital Publications||Per image|
|With print edition||$15|
|Digital edition only||$25|
|Personal or non-profit||$5|
Television or Film Production
|Commercial (including feature film)||$170|
|Video/DVD for Resale||Per image|
|Up to 1000 copies||$15|
|1001+ copies||$30 per 1000 copies|
|Public Display||Per image|
|Non-profit||No use fee|
|Printed or wearable material||$15 per 500 items|
|Based on distribution|
If print(s), file(s), or CD/DVD must be shipped within 1-3 days, price is double the cost of each print or file ordered.
|US Postal Service: CD/DVD, prints up to 8x10||$5|
|US Postal Service: prints larger than 8x10, up to 20x24||$10|
|US Postal Service: prints larger than 20x24||$12|
|US Postal Service: International||$20|
|UPS: up to 5 lbs.||$10|
|UPS: 6-10 lbs.||$12|
|FedEx paid by History Colorado||$35|
UPS and FedEx may also be charged to existing account.
Moving Image Products, Services, and Use Pricing
History Colorado charges commercial and non-profit users use fees in order to support the maintenance of the collection. Possessing reproductions of History Colorado materials does not constitute permission for use. Please see our Moving Image Use Policy for more information.
Use fees are applied to any use or product. Fees will be assessed at a 50% discount for non-profit organizations, and may be reduced or waived for Colorado news media. Proof of non-profit status must be provided.
Any licensing and shipping and handling fees are paid directly to History Colorado, and are in addition to any potential digitization cost payable to History Colorado's selected third-party contractor. Payment may be made with cash, check, credit card, or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to History Colorado.
Reproduction Fees for Digitized Footage
|High Resolution Digital File|
|Up to 30 minutes||$40|
|Over 60 minutes||$100|
Use Fees for Digitized Footage
|Screening Fee||Per Film|
|For entire films||$100|
|Non-Broadcast Use||Per Second|
|Motion Picture or Home Video||Per Second|
|Theatrical release only||$58|
Use Fees for Undigitized Footage (in addition to digitization cost)
|Format & Length of Film or Video||Licensing fee per reel or item|
|8mm or Super 8: up to 400 ft||$250|
|8mm or Super 8: over 400 ft||$350|
|16mm or 35mm: under 400 ft||$250|
|16mm or 35mm: 400-799 ft||$400|
|16mm or 35mm: 800-1199 ft||$600|
|16mm or 35mm: 1200-2000 ft||$800|
|All cellulose nitrate film||$900|
|All video formats||$300|
|Shipping & Handling|
|Film or video sent sent for digital transfer||$35|
|Shipping for DVD|
|USPS - International||$15|
|FedEx or UPS||$10|
UPS or FedEx shipping charges may also be applied to an existing account when provided.
Microfilm Reel Duplication
History Colorado collects and preserves historic and current newspapers published in Colorado. Most newspapers are available in 35mm positive microfilm format.
Duplicate reels of History Colorado microfilm are intended for research or library use only. Duplicate reels may not be reproduced, sold, digitized, published, or provided to another repository without written permission from History Colorado.
- Contact a librarian at email@example.com for information on titles and dates available for duplication.
- Send a written order to the library via mail, fax, or e-mail.
- Prepay by check, money order, or credit card.
Cost: U.S. $120 per reel
Shipping: $5 per reel
Delivery time: 5 to 7 weeks
Standing orders may be placed for microfilm of current newspapers. Duplicate reels will be shipped and billed as newly microfilmed reels become available.