Acceptable Use of Images
All images may be reproduced without prior permission, in print and/or digital format, for the purposes listed below, provided those purposes are not of a commercial nature. The images must not be altered or manipulated in any way and proper credit must accompany all the images.
Acceptable purposes are:
- private study
- general interest
Use for these purposes that involves publication, redistribution and/or broadcast of the images in any form, including through electronic means, requires written permission from the Library, which can be obtained through the contact person identified below.
The images may not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes, unless written permission is obtained from or through the Library, through the contact identified below. The copyright holder, either the Toronto Public Library or another individual or organization, is identified in the record accompanying each image on the website. If requested, the Library will facilitate contact with external copyright holders.
Preservation and Digitization Services
Toronto Public Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
In all cases, when you reproduce an image from the Toronto Public Library Digital Collections website, the following information must appear with the image, as part of the credit line. You can find this information displayed in the record with each image.
- copyright symbol, ©
- name of rights owner [as indicated in the "Rights" field]
- original source [as indicated in the "Source" field], and
- credit [as indicated in the "Source credit field" ]
Example of credit line for a page from a city directory:
© Toronto Public Library. Original: George Walton, The city of Toronto and the Home district commercial directory and register with almanack and calendar for 1837. Reproduced from the Toronto Public Library website (www.torontopubliclibrary.ca).
Obtaining High-Resolution Reproductions of Images
The Toronto Public Library provides reproduction services for high quality print or digital copies. To request reproductions of the images, see the Library's photographic and digital reproduction services