Visiting  Hours: 9am-9pm Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri
11am-9pm Wed

(516) 883-4400

9am-5pm Sat
1pm-5pm Sun
Curbside Hours Same as visiting hours



Image Request

  /    /  Image Request

To request personal, commercial, or non-profit use of images found on the Local History Center website, please read the policy below and print the request form.

Please fill out the form completely, providing the full identification number (e.g. “pwpl.olan.001”) of each image as it appears on the website.  If no ID number is displayed, provide the title and location (e.g. “Children by Christmas Tree, Reid Collection”) of the image.  Be sure to sign the form, and make your check payable to Port Washington Public Library.  At this time we cannot accept other forms of payment.

Mail completed form and check to:

Port Washington Public Library
Local History Center
One Library Drive
Port Washington, New York 11050

Policy for Use of Images from the Port Washington Public Library Local History Center

Images on our website are available for order as digital files, for one-time use only for the stated purpose.  Any future requests for publication, exhibition, reuse, or changes in use must be submitted to the Local History Center. Payment must be received before orders can be processed.

Digital images will be provided as TIFF or JPEG files, to be determined based on the intended use. All images have been scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi.  Requests for rescans at higher resolutions must be made via phone or email and will incur an additional fee.  Files will be mailed on a disc, or sent electronically if specially arranged.  Files will be emailed when size permits.

Photographs may be cropped to suit design and layout, but they may not be altered so that they look in any way different from the way they appear in the historical collection.

A credit line must appear with the image or on a credit page. It should read, in legible type: Courtesy of the Port Washington Public Library Local History Center. For web site use, credit should appear either next to or directly below the image.

Some images in the collections may not be available for reproduction due to copyright ownership and other use restrictions. We will attempt to accommodate all requests; however, availability must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The Port Washington Public Library reserves the right to refuse to grant permission to publishers and individuals who have not complied with its policies.

 One-Time Publication and Display Licensing Fees (per image):

Online use (website, advertising, etc.): $120 commercial /$60 non-profit
Book (cover): $100 commercial /$50 non-profit
Book (inside), magazine, newspaper, newsletter, brochure: $80 commercial / $40 non-profit
Printed advertising: $120 commercial /$60 non-profit
Display in Business Establishment: $100 commercial /$50 non-profit
Home Display (JPEG only, no publication or commercial display allowed): $15

Copyright Notice

Permission to examine manuscripts and materials is not an authorization to publish, distribute or broadcast, either in print or digitally. The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions or use of copyrighted materials . These are not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, such materials for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.