Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Copyright Statement and Terms of Use

Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. Please be sure you understand copyright and fair use law before using materials for publication, etc.

The American Craft Council reserves the right to limit the number of images digitized; to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, valuable, or fragile items; to ensure that the use of the reproductions is in good taste; to make special quotations on items involving unusual difficulty in copying; and to charge a higher cost than specified for reproduction of a small number of special items. The Council reserves the right to require a proof for approval before publication.

*The American Craft Council gives no exclusive rights for the use of its materials. Permission is granted for a one-time use only. Any subsequent use of an image requires the written permission of the Council and the payment of additional fees.

Terms of Use of Images for Publication
The Council requires that the user agrees:

  • to use the specified images only once and then only for the purpose stated, and
  • to offer the Council a master TIFF digital file of any image(s) digitized, and
  • to credit each individual reproduction to: American Craft Council Library & Archives, and
  • to make advance payment to the Council of any use fees, and
  • not to use or authorize others to use the image for any purpose differing from the specific use stated without written permission from the American Craft Council, and
  • to provide the Council, at the Council's request, a complimentary copy of any publication or production using a Council image(s).

Fee Categories

Reproduction/Processing Fees

Dimensions and type of copy

Fee (per image)

Photocopies: if the patron makes their own photocopies

$.15 each

Photocopies: if Council staff makes the copies for the patron

$.25 each

Digital image scan: required if the Council does not already have a digital image file for a requested item


Digital image file copy: high-resolution master file (usually a tiff), @ minimum 300 dpi (Note: this is in addition to the digital image scan fee)


Media storage charge (per CD) to transmit the digital image file(s)


Image Use Fees (per image, per use, per edition)

These fees are in addition to reproduction, handling, and mailing fees.

  • The Council charges no use fee for images solely used for personal research or display in a private home.
  • The Council charges no use fee for images solely used for non-commercial internal publication by not-for-profit*, government agencies, or by university presses; and by news media publishing newspaper articles, newscasts, or non-commercial documentaries about the Council.
  • Non-profit organizations* are eligible for a 50% discount on category B-E use fees.
  • Customers ordering more than 10 images at a time are eligible for a 50% discount on use fees only

* The Council requires written proof of non-profit status prior to filling the order.


Image Use Fee Categories

A. By any not-for-profit or government agency and by the authors of articles in scholarly journals/magazines/newsletters, teaching tools, reports, display, or similar use.


B. In a book, exhibition catalog, guide, brochure, or similar use.

1-5000 copies $15
5001-10,000 copies $35
10,001-15,000 copies $55
15,001-20,000 copies $75
20,001-25,000 copies $95
25,001-30,000 copies $115
30,001-40,000 copies $135
40,001-50,000 copies $155
50,001-60,000 copies $175
60,001-70,000 copies $195

C. In a published serial.

1-10,000 copies $15
10,001-20,000 copies $30
20,001-30,000 copies $45
30,001-40,000 copies $60
40,001-50,000 copies $75
50,001-60,000 copies $90

D. In a DVD, CD, or videotape.

1-1000 copies $35
1001-2000 copies $55
2001-3000 copies $75
3001-4000 copies $90
4001-5000 copies $105
5001-8000 copies $120

E. Postcards, posters, T-shirts, calendars, mouse pads and/or other non-paper items.

1-500 copies $20
501-1000 copies $40
1001-1500 copies $60
1501-2000 copies $80
2001-2500 copies $100
2501-3000 copies $120
3001-3500 copies $140
3501-4,000 copies $160
4001-4500 copies $180
4501-5000 copies $190

F. On the Web.

$50.00 (per image, per site)
The allowable resolution for display is not to exceed 150 dpi or 600 pixels across the long side, whichever is smaller.

G. Other use:


Non-licensed commercial decorative display (offices, stores, restaurants, public areas, events)


Book jacket/magazine cover (1-10,000 copies; ask ahead for prices on larger runs)


Commercial motion picture or television broadcast (one-time use only)


Non-commercial motion picture or television (e.g., PBS) broadcast


In a formal exhibition


Advertising kits and/or press kits


Film footage

$10/second nonprofit use, $20/second commercial use

Handling/Shipping Fees
Handling/mailing fee is $5 per mailing in the U.S. and Canada; $10 minimum if mailed outside the U.S. and Canada. (Fee is waived if you pick up the product at the ACC Library).

Research Fees
Council staff understand that researchers cannot always come to use the library and its resources in person. We encourage you to conduct as much research online as possible, however, if research by a library staff person is needed we encourage phone (612-206-3118) and email ([email protected]) inquiries.  For research requests requiring more than 15 minutes of staff time, a research fee will be assessed at $15 per ½ hour for members or $20 per half hour for non-members.