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If you would like to request permission to use a digital reproduction of an item from the Library's collections for purposes that are otherwise restricted, you will need a licence.

When requesting a licence from the Enquiries Team, you will be need to specify:

  • reference number or the title/description of the image;
  • the required format (e.g. .jpeg, .pdf) and resolution (e.g. 300dpi);
  • the product in which it will be used (e.g. pamphlet, poster, website);
  • the production run (e.g. 500 copies), if applicable;
  • the term for which it is required (e.g. 3 years) ; and
  • the territory within which it will be used or distributed (e.g. Wales, UK, worldwide).

Please note:

  1. You may need the permission of the rights holder if the item is still in copyright. The onus will be on you to clear any rights relating to the item(s) that you wish to use.
  2. Reproductions will be subject to a fee and supplied under licence terms.

More information about the Library's management of copyright can be found in the website Copyright section.


Our pricing structure (not including reprographic fees) can be seen under 'Related documents - Rights fee schedule.' For full details of our prices please contact the Enquiry Service.

Please note that there is a separate pricing list for material from the Screen and Sound Archive.

The Library's reprographic and licensing fees for the re-use of Library information cover the cost of collection, production, reproduction, preservation and rights clearance, together with a reasonable return on investment. 

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Flickr Commons

The National Library of Wales joined the Flickr Commons in 2009 in order to encourage the use and description of our image collections.

The Library's images within The Commons have no known copyright restrictions; this means that The National Library of Wales is not aware of any current copyright restrictions on the photographs, usually because the Library owns the copyright or the term of copyright has expired.

If you are interested in high-quality reproductions, or commercial re-use of these images please contact the enquiries team.

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