Reproductions

Order Forms

*Due to the high volumes of requests, processing for orders and/or permissions applications may take up to three weeks.

Item Requested Order Form
Request a Quote for: Still Images; Cartographic Records; Sound Recordings; Moving Images View Form
Textual Records Contact Us
Microfilm Reels View PDF

Please note:  Reproduction costs are subject to change without notice and do not include permission for use. For security reasons, please do not send credit card information by email (including in any attachments).

Price List

Photographic Reproductions

Type Price
Staff-made print (High resolution; 8.5 x 11 inches on photo paper) $25.00 each
Staff-made print (High resolution; 11 x 14 inches on photo paper) $35.00 each
Digital file copy (300 dpi JPEG) $20.00 each
Digital file copy (300 dpi TIFF) $40.00 each
Note: a fee of $50.00-$100.00 per item will apply for all non-digitized photographs  

Cartographic Reproductions

Type Price
Black/white paper print (maps up to 9 sq. ft.) $35.00 each
Black/white paper print (maps over 9 sq. ft.) $35.00 + $1.00 per each additional sq. ft.
Colour or black/white semi-gloss print (maps up to 9 sq. ft.) $75.00 each
Colour or black/white semi-gloss print (maps over 9 sq. ft.) $75.00 each + $6.00 per each additional sq. ft.
Digital file copy (300 dpi JPEG) $20.00 each
Digital file copy (300 dpi TIFF) $40.00 each
Note: a fee of $100.00 per item will apply for all non-digitized maps  

Photocopies/Microfilm Print/Scanned PDF Copies

Type Price
Photocopies/microfilm print copies (applies to on-site client requests/copies only) $.50 each
Self-made PDF scans from microfilm scanners by purchase of a RBCM USB stick $12.00 each
Remote inquiries package fee, for answering your inquiry and providing up to 30 pages of photocopies/microfilm prints per record. An additional charge of $.50 per page will apply if the document exceeds 30 pages. $30.00 per item/file

Microfilm Reel Duplication

Type Price
16mm or 35mm format $110.00 per reel (prepayment is required)

Sound Reproductions

Type Price
CD (one item per) $40.00 each
MP3 (uploaded to FTP site) $40.00 each

Moving Images Reproductions

Type Price
DVD $40.00 each
MP4 (uploaded to FTP site) $40.00 each

Other Services

Type Price
Rush service (for digitized photographic reproductions ONLY) *Note: this service is not always available; please check with staff before ordering. 100% surcharge
Custom scanning or photography (charged for non-digitized material - including photos and maps and textual records) $50.00–$100.00 per item
Certification of copies for court or legal purposes (up to 30 pages; in addition to cost of photocopying) $40.00
Certification of copies for court or legal purposes (over 30 pages; in addition to cost of photocopying) $40.00 + $1.00 per additional page

Delivery Option

Type Price
Postal charge (envelope size) $5.00 each
Shipping charge (parcel size) $10.00 each
Shipping charge for map orders (price includes mailing tube) $20.00 each
FTP site upload (for digital file orders) No charge
Email (for JPEG format digital file orders) No charge
Digital files of photos or maps on USB Stick $12.00 each

 

Licensing

Purchase of reproductions from the BC Archives does not grant or imply the right to publish, duplicate or otherwise use those reproductions.

Any use beyond academic research, private study or genealogy research must be approved in advance by staff. In this case you are required to fill out a permission form for the type of record you are using either before or at the time you pay for your reproductions.

The applicant shall comply with the Copyright Act with respect to the reproduction and use of the still images, records and documents from the Royal BC Museum Corporation. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to determine the copyright holder and to obtain permission to copy and/or publish.

Please note: Use fees are subject to change without notice.

Licensing Fee Schedule

Please submit your Permissions Forms to:

Permissions and Licensing Office
Phone: 250-356-0138 or Toll Free: 1-866-356-0138
Mail: BC Archives, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria BC, V8W 9W2, CANADA
Fax: 250-387-2072
Email: access@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Camera Use

The BC Archives permits the photographic copying of archival material for personal/research purposes only, and as allowed by the British Columbia Archives, based on the physical condition of the materials, copyright law, donor restrictions, and reference room rules. Digital, film, phone, computer, and tablet cameras may be used.

  • Camera sounds must be muted and flash must be disabled.
  • Copy stands are available for use in a designated area on a first-come basis. No tripods, camera flashes, special lighting or handheld scanners are permitted.
  • Standing on chairs, tables, or other furniture is not permitted.
  • Taking photographs of the staff, reference room or other researchers is not permitted.
  • Please cite the record being photographed. Requests for orders of high resolution images cannot be processed without this information. Archives staff will not check the accuracy of citations.
  • Documents must be kept flat on the table. If pages are fastened together, please see archives staff before proceeding. If fasteners are not removed, fastened pages must under no circumstance be flattened. Appropriate weights and/or cradles are available in the reference room to be used with fragile bound volumes.

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