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Ordering a copy

Fill in a Quote to copy or permission to publish form, to start an order and receive a price confirmation for a copy from our collection.

Cost of collection items vary according to format, turnaround times and delivery.

Seek permission to publish

All requests for permission to publish should be made in writing, giving details of the item/s required and their proposed use.

The requirement for permission to publish is based on ownership, not copyright, to ensure:

  • copyright and donor provisions are met
  • the State Library of South Australia receives due acknowledgement and promotion for use of material from its collections
  • the material is cited in a way that ensures it can be found by other researchers.

Fill in a Quote to copy or permission to publish form, to start your request for permission to publish.

Each request is considered individually and the requester is notified in writing whether permission to publish has been granted, as well as conditions of use and the form of acknowledgment.


Some items on the State Library of South Australia catalogue are designated as having 'no known copyright restrictions'.

Permission to use such items for any purpose, including publishing, is not required from the State Library, however, certain conditions must be adhered to. For all other items, the library requires that permission to publish is obtained before publication.


Allow up to two weeks for the assessment of permission to publish request.

Upon receipt of payment, allow up to three weeks for the completion of a copy order, with permission to publish request.


The State Library no longer charges publication fees except under exceptional circumstances where a fee may be negotiated.