Copying prices

You can order digital copies and photographic prints of Turnbull collection items.

Ordering copies from the Library

You can purchase and reproduce material from the collections for publication or display. We can provide copies of most items, within the limitations of the Copyright Act 1994 and our own copyright guidelines. We don't hold the copyright for many of the items in our collections.

Some items can't be copied, even if they are no longer in copyright. These include full oral history interviews and items that are likely to be damaged if copying is attempted.

Our copyright guidelines

Copyright Act 1994

New Zealand Intellecutal Property Office

Delivery time for ordered copies

You can expect delivery within approximately 10 to 15 working days. All prices include 15% GST.

Reproduction fees

If your are planning to reproduce the image there may be additional fees not included in the information on this page.

We won't invoice you for the copy of the image or any reproduction fees until we have been in touch with you.

Orders of more than 20 images or complex formats

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

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 our 'Ask a Librarian' service. You can choose to get the image through FTP or DropSend.

Ask a librarian

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.