Transcriptions and quotations from written documents held at The National Archives may be published, displayed or broadcast without charge.

Supply fee

Our image library supplies high resolution digital images at £35.00 per image.

VAT is not charged on the supply fee.

Our price for supplying images is set out in the Fees Regulations under the Public Records Act (1958) and is based on recovering the costs of providing the service.

No further fee is payable for the purchase of a high resolution image if required for personal use, research or study.

Reproduction fee

In addition to the supply fee, reproduction fees are payable for commercial use and direct reproduction of our images, including publication, display and broadcast in various media.

UK customers will be charged VAT on reproduction fees.

Reproduction fees vary depending on how the images will be used. When you place images in your basket, you will be asked a series of questions about your intended usage. The total fee is then automatically calculated and any discounts taken into account (see below) before you purchase.

Discounts on reproduction fees

If you buy four or more images for reproduction, a discount will be applied to the reproduction fees as follows:

  • 4 to 5 images   
10% discount
  • 6 to 7 images
20% discount
  • 8 to 10 images  
30% discount
  • 11 to 14 images 
40% discount
  • 15 + images    
50% discount

Electronic rights

Electronic rights are automatically included with fees for print.  For example, the prices for book publishing include e-book rights.  If you require electronic rights only, select 'internet use'.

Non-commercial use

Reproduction fees are usually waived for material used on password-protected non-commercial educational websites. Contact the image library for more details.

Product and brand licensing

If you want to license our images for use on products such as gifts, apparel, accessories, stationery and toys or for use in digital products such as apps, CDs or DVDs, please email