Copyright Statement and Information

Images on the Detroit Public Library's Digital Collections website may not be reproduced without permission.

If you use images from the Digital Collections online, you must credit the Detroit Public Library and provide a link directly to the URL on which the image is found.

For a fee, high-resolution digital images suitable for editorial, commercial and personal use may be ordered from the Special Collections departments by using the Special Collections Reproduction Order Form.

Customers are responsible for determining the copyright status of a digital object. Customers assume all responsibility and any attendant liability for copyright infringement or violation of other rights of third parties that may arise through use of the requested materials, and further agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Detroit Public Library from and against any and all damages, claims, expenses, and other liability, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or related to use of the requested materials. In most cases, the Library only holds the physical rights to the images requested.

Permission is granted for one-time use of the image(s). If published, customers must use the appropriate credit line.

  • Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
  • Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library
  • E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
  • National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library
  • Rare Book Collection, Detroit Public Library

Use of images from the Bill and Doris Rauhauser Photography Archive is limited to a lifetime total of three images per user. None may be used as a publication cover. Additional usage is possible with prior written approval from the Trustee of the Rauhauser Photographic Trust.

The Detroit Public Library presents these digital objects as part of the record of the past. These items may reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Detroit Public Library does not endorse any views that may be expressed in these images or documents, which may contain material offensive to some users.

All historical media are presented as original artifacts, without further enhancement to their appearance or quality.

The Detroit Public Library disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, reliability or legality of materials on the Digital Collections website.

For questions regarding the Copyright Statement, please use the form on the Contact Us page.