Answered By: Anne Blecksmith
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018     Views: 408

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.

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

Copyright term and public domain in the United States (Cornell University Copyright Information Center)

Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University Libraries)

WATCH File (Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin)

Crown Copyright (The National Archives, United Kingdom)

For more detail, visit our Reproductions page.

Although we do not require permission for your request, the library does ask that the image be properly credited.

When crediting or citing Huntington materials, please refer to the library's citation guide: