Order Digital Files

Tens of thousands of digital files from the Newberry collection are available to download and use free of charge. View our digital collections to see what's available.

If you don't find what you're looking for in our digital collections, you can use your Newberry reader's account to order high-resolution TIFF files as well as AVI, MP3, MP4, and WAV files.


  • TIFF files: $20 per file
  • Copies of existing AVI, MP3, MP4, and WAV files: $25
  • New AVI, MP3, MP4, and WAV files: subject to vendor availability and pricing

Orders are usually completed in 4 - 6 weeks and can be expedited for an additional fee.


  • You can place an order for digital files from your Newberry reader’s account. Visit requests.newberry.org to log in or to create your reader’s account.
  • From your account page, click “Make Request” in the top menu. From the drop-down options, select “Library Catalog” or “Finding Aids” (to search archival collections).
  • After searching the catalog and finding the item you’d like to request a digital image of, scroll to the bottom of the catalog record and select “Request for Use at the Newberry Library.”
  • The request form will then open in your Newberry reader’s account. On the right side of the form, click “Switch to Photoduplication Order Form.”
  • Fill in the required fields and provide any additional information that will help us complete your order.
  • In the format field, select type of reproduction (e.g. TIFF).
  • In the shipping field, select “Download.”
  • After you’ve completed the form, click “Submit Request.”
  • Your order is not yet complete! A new page will open with your request information and a transaction number. Check the box under “Orders to Submit” and select “Place Order.” We’ll receive your order and issue an invoice to you. Once payment is made, we’ll get started on processing your order.

Permissions for Using Images from the Collection

Under our open access policy, you can use images from the Newberry collection for any lawful purpose without paying any licensing or permission fees to the library.

Please keep in mind that US copyright law still applies. You are responsible for making sure you're in compliance.

  • Determine whether the material is in the public domain or protected by copyright law or other restrictions.
  • If the material is protected by copyright law, determine if your intended use of it falls within the bounds of fair use.
  • If your intended use of the material doesn't qualify as fair use, obtain permission from any rights holders.

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