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|−|Researchers may take photographs of collection materials as allowed by the library, based on the physical condition of the materials, copyright law, donor restrictions and reading room regulations. |+|
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|−|*Classroom use is encouraged, as is use for personal study, scholarship, research and other noncommercial activities. | |
|−|*Photographs may be made for personal or noncommercial uses, provided that researchers include copyright notice where applicable, and the statement “Photo by [Your Name Here] courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library .” | |
|−|*Images for commercial publication or commercial distribution in any format must be ordered through the library at set fees. | |
|−|*Readers must provide their own cameras . | |
|−|*No flash, tripods or other equipment may be used. | |
|−|*Scanners of any sort are not permitted. | |
|−|*Cameras must be set on ‘mute’ so as not to disturb others. | |
|−|*Appropriate foam book supports must be used for all bound items. | |
|−|*Do not press down on materials or bindings. | |
|−|*Unbound materials must be kept flat on the table. | |
|−|*Manuscripts in folders must remain in the order in which they were delivered. | |
|−|*Do not remove any fasteners. | |
|−|*Do not remove items from mylar sleeves. | |
|−|*No materials may be placed on the floor. | |
|−|*Standing on tables or chairs is not permitted. | |
|−|*Rearrangement of chairs, tables or lamps is not permitted. | |
|−|*No photographs of the staff, other researchers or the reading rooms may be taken. | |
|−|*It is your responsibility to keep accurate citations, including shelf marks and page numbers, for all items photographed. | |
|−|*Please limit the number of photographs to a reasonable amount. Photographs are meant to alleviate photocopying and supplement note taking, not to create a complete personal copy. | |
|−|*The Library reserves the right to deny or revoke permission to photograph any of its collection materials. | |
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'''Copies of the above policy must be signed and dated by researchers wishing to photograph collection materials. ''' |+|
The Folger Shakespeare Library allows researchers to use their personal cameras in the Reading Room. We prohibit the use of flash photography, additional lighting, scanners, tripods, templates, or other equipment. Camera shutter sounds should always be silenced.
Materials must remain flat on the desk or safely in the cradle provided. Researchers may not push on bindings, stand on furniture, or disrupt fellow researchers to obtain a shot. Items encased in mylar should not be removed from their housing. The Folger Shakespeare Library reserves the right to prohibit photography of any of its collection materials.
Photography of other researchers or library staff is prohibited.
Copyright and Permissions
Researchers should credit themselves as the creator of digital images taken with a personal camera in the Reading Room. The preferred citation format is: [Author], [Item title and date]. [Call number, signature/folio/page/other identifier, if applicable], Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Photographed by [your name here].
Researchers are responsible for determining if the material is in the public domain or whether the intended use is within the limits of fair use.
For materials in the public domain, the researcher holds the only rights to the image and therefore does not need any permission from the Folger Shakespeare Library to use the image.
If copyright law or other restrictions protect material being used, researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from any rights holders to use the image. The Folger shall not be responsible or liable for any claim of infringement or damage that may occur due to the use of any material that the Folger makes available.
For materials in the public domain, social media sharing of personal digital photographs is encouraged. Images should mention the Folger or use the hashtag #FolgerFinds.
Personal digital photographs may not be adequate for some online or print publication uses. For information on obtaining high-resolution digital files, consult our digital image database or order images here. There are service costs associated with fulfilling requests for high-resolution digital files.