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Fees for USC Users and Alumni


Services & pricing

Reproduction Fees* Price List
Photocopies (per page or image) $0.35
PDF (per page) $0.50
PDF file, low-resolution/grayscale (per page) using ZetaScanner (located in Special Collections) $0.35
High-resolution digital file (per image) $15.00
Audio & Video files - reformatting to CD/DVD - in-house duplication fee (per item) $30.00
Audio, Film, Video and Music files in Cinematic Arts Library - off campus vendor duplication fee (per item) Vendor fee plus $50 transportation fee
Standard shipping fee $5.00
Rush fee for photo orders (Cinematic Arts Library images) $80.00

* Reproduction of some material in the Cinematic Arts Library requires prior written permission from the copyright holder

Delivery: within 2-4 weeks, from the date that an order is placed.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RUSH ORDERS.

License Fees

Images are not to be used in any manner without the expressed written permission from USC. All images are licensed under the terms and conditions as specified in the License Agreement.

Subject to one time use only. Any subsequent or different uses must be applied for and are subject to additional use fees.

Fees charged are based on the type of production. Requests that include rights for print publication plus e-book/e-publication will be charged the higher of the two license fees.

Publication or distribution of USC Libraries' collection materials requires a license agreement and license fees as indicated below:

License fees -- non-profit publications & distribution Price List
Publications under 5,000 print run (per item) No fee
Publications 5,000-49,999 print run (per item) No fee
Publications over 50,000-99,999 print run (per item) No fee
Publications over 100,000 print run (per item) No fee
E-book/e-publication only (no print publication) No fee
Cover art (in addition to above cost) No fee
Feature film, documentary, television, DVD/video, Internet, advertising (per item) No fee
Exhibition (per item) No fee
Wall decor (per item) No fee

 

License fees ** -- commercial (for-profit) publications & distribution Price List
Publications under 5,000 print run (per item) $50.00
Publications 5,000-49,999 print run (per item) $75.00
Publications over 50,000-99,999 print run (per item) $150.00
Publications over 100,000 print run (per item) $250.00
E-book/e-publication only (no print publication) $200.00
Cover art (in addition to above cost) $75.00
Feature film, documentary, television, DVD/video, Internet, advertising (per item) $150.00
Exhibition (per item) $100.00
Wall decor (per item) $100.00

** USC Libraries reserves the right to increase license fees for extraordinary circumstances

Tax: California residents add 9.00 % sales tax

All prices are subject to change without notice