Use and reproduction rights

The East Asian Library and the Gest Collection

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Use and reproduction rights

For information on permissions and rights regarding producing images from the East Asian Library's rare books, please contact the EAL director using this form.

In your request, please include the following information:

Image to be used and way to  be used (inside the book/ as a cover)
State whether you need an image in a particular format, or have one already
Title of the book with projected publication data
Projected run, price, targeted audience (e.g., academic)
Any possible connection to Princeton

In general, we follow the guidelines as established by Princeton’s Special Collections department. In practice, the use of most of the material held in the rare book collections of the East Asian Library, will fall into the “waived fees” category:


Reproduction fees are routinely waived for the Princeton University community, including current faculty, staff, and students; as well as the Princeton University Press, Art Museum, Index of Medieval Art, and other university offices or publications. Fees are also waived for black-and-white reproduction of a few images of textual or visual materials on inside pages of a scholarly journal (either printed or electronic), in an academic monograph published in a press run of fewer than 750 copies, or in a scholarly microform or electronic edition. Reproduction fees in these specific cases will be waived for everyone, whether or not a member of the Princeton University Community. However, even when fees are waived, existing photoduplication charges must be paid in advance, and permission to reproduce images must be requested in writing in order to guarantee that citations are accurate.