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Licensing and imaging fees directly support our collections and projects. Licensing also helps to maintain the integrity of our collection by regulating where and how our images may be used. Smithsonian Libraries provides free and open access to its digital images and the images may be freely downloaded for personal, research and study purposes only.

For current pricing, please download our Image Use Fee Schedule

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list for additional information.

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Contact Information

Digital Services Division
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
NHB 2206, MRC 154
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Telephone: 202.633.1708
Email: SILImages@si.edu



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