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Obtaining Permission
Possession of an Austin History Center image does not constitute permission to use it.

Permission must be requested in writing for uses other than research, teaching, and private study.

Print out the Reproduction Order Form, complete it and mail it to the History Center at the mailing address shown below in advance of using the images.

To secure permission to publish or display the resources of the Austin History Center, the Reproduction Order Form must be used, even if you are downloading images from the Austin History Center Web site.

Terms of Use
The materials on this Web site are available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Teachers and students have permission to download images for classroom use, on the condition that proper attribution of the source, including the photo identification number, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, is given beneath each image. View an example of the attribution line.

You are not required to make contact with the Austin History Center in advance when images are used in research, teaching, and private study, but we do appreciate hearing from teachers, students, and researchers who are using Austin History Center resources in interesting ways. Email the to tell us your story about how you used the images.

Ordering Photographic Images
Please refer to the Austin History Center Photo Ordering page for full information on requesting copy prints of images on the Austin History Center's Web site as well as links to the City of Austin price list for services, the use and preservation fee worksheet, and the Photograph Policies and Procedures.

Copyright of Austin History Center Materials
The nature of archival materials and collections makes it sometimes difficult to determine information about copyright or other information about restrictions. Physical ownership and copyright ownership are not the same. Although Austin History Center may have physical ownership of the materials, the Austin History Center may not own the copyright.

Materials from the Austin History Center are generally available for use in research, private study, and teaching pursuant to U.S. Copyright law.

The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials in any media form.

Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond what may be allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use and consult their attorneys for legal advice. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Information you may find useful concerning Copyright and other intellectual property issues can be found at Copyright Links.

Thank You
Thank you for assisting the staff at the Austin History Center in preserving and making available the resources that reflect the history of our community and its people. Please do not hesitate to consult with the staff at the Austin History Center concerning use of portions of the Web site.