Picture research

Guide to finding photographs, illustrations and other images in the State Library of Victoria's collections

How to order copies of illustrations

Photographic copies of collection items can be provided as digital files.

For more information see our Order copies page and watch our Ordering copies of Library items video..

Use of copies in publication or display

The Library no longer requires you to formally apply for permission to publish or display copies of items from the collections that are out of copyright, provided that appropriate acknowledgement is given to the creator and the State Library Victoria as the source.

Collection items that include Indigenous content are an exception to this policy, and will always require prior permission, irrespective of the copyright status.

If you wish to reproduce Library material in a publication or display, please state which collection an item has been sourced from. See below for the correct form of acknowledgement:


For items from the La Trobe (Australiana) collections, state:

La Trobe Collection, State Library Victoria

Riley and Ephemera Collection, State Library Victoria

Theatre Programmes Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Manuscripts Collection, state:

Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Rare Printed collections, state:

Maps Collection, State Library Victoria

Children's Literature Collection, State Library Victoria

Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Pictures Collection, state:

Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Newspapers Collection, state:

Newspapers Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Arts Collection, state:

Arts Collection, State Library Victoria

For items from the Genealogy collections, state:

Helen Macpherson Smith Genealogy Centre, State Library Victoria

For items from the main reference collections, state:

State Library Victoria

Miss Mabel Love

H35870

Miss Mabel Love, ca. 1899, postcard, Pictures Collection, H35870

Copyright

Read about copyright in Library items and your obligations on our web site.

Of particular interest are the pages:

  • Do I need the Library's permission as well as the copyright owners permission? and
  • Copying works with Indigenous content.

 H96.160/140

 Thomas Foster Chuck, Sir Redmond Barry in his Chancellor's robes, 1878, photograph, Pictures Collection, H96.160/140