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

It is the researcher's responsibility to identify the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtain any necessary permission. Depending on your area of specialization, the following resources may prove useful to your copyright research: 

  • Publishing restrictions, when available, are listed in the library catalog record or the "Restrictions" note of a collection's finding aid. 

For more detail, visit our Rights anPermissions page. 

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