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Copying prices

We provide digital copies and photographic prints of Turnbull collection items.

You're welcome to take your own photos of material you're using in the Reading Rooms for research purposes, but if you need something for publication, hanging on your wall, or just want it at the highest quality, try one of these options.

You can expect delivery within approximately 10 to 15 working days. Reproduction fees may be charged for some uses. All prices include 15% GST.

For orders of more than 20 images, or in large or complex formats, please email us on

Digital images

Available in black & white or colour. This is the most effective option if you're publishing the image.

Size Format Cost
Standard: 300ppi, 356 x 252mm (equivalent to 12.5 megapixels). Images that have already been digitised may be a different size or resolution JPEG if downloaded through this site, otherwise TIFF. $30.00 per image

You can get digital images by using the Order copy button on an image's record page. Once the images have been released, you will be able to download the high-res version straight off the site.

Or you can request an order form through Ask a Librarian. You can choose to get the image through FTP or DropSend.

Digital prints

Available in black & white or colour. These archival photographic quality prints are ideal for framing.

Size Cost
6 x 4 inches (100 x 150mm) $36.50
6 x 8 inches (160 x 210mm) $36.50
8 x 10 inches (210 x 250mm) $36.50
A3 (approx 293 x 420mm) $49.50
16 x 20 inches (approx 400 x 500mm) $59.50
Panorama (up to 1200mm long) $89.00

Digital audiovisual items

Available in standard file formats for the kind of item.

Copy of an AV item $50.00

Research copying by staff

Some collection items are very rare or fragile, and you'll need staff assistance if you want to make a copy. They're also happy to help if you just want a hand.

Format Cost
Paper printout (photocopier quality) A4 size $1.00 per copy
Digital copy (reference quality) $1.00 per copy


There's an extra charge to have your copy posted.

Destination Cost
New Zealand $3.00
Australia and the South Pacific $8.00
Elsewhere in the world $15.50

We can also courier your copy (up to A4 size) to you within New Zealand for $5.00.

You will need to arrange a courier for larger items or delivery outside New Zealand.

Contact us

Imaging Services
Alexander Turnbull Library
PO Box 12349
New Zealand


Phone +64 4 474 3113

Fax +64 4 474 3063

GST number: 14-427-309

Download our price list

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