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Researching at the Huntington Library

Information on using the Huntington Library.

Permission to Publish

Our policy regarding publishing photographs and archival materials:

The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish material that is in the public domain or for which we do not own the copyright, nor does it charge for such activities.

The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

The library may have information on copyright holders for collections we physically own, contact Reader Services with any questions. For archival collections, the contact information for rights holders may be located in the catalog record or the administrative header of the finding aid. For more details, visit our Rights and Permissions page.

Although we do not require permission, the library does ask that the image be properly credited. When crediting or citing Huntington materials, please refer to the library's citation guide.


Depending on your area of specialization, the following resources may prove useful to your copyright research:


Art Museum

If you wish to reproduce images or texts of works from the Art Museum, please visit the Art Collections Rights and Reproductions page for more information.