Digital imaging and audio files

Prices for JPEG and PDF digital downloads, TIFF images on disk, digital prints and audio files apply from 1 June 2015.


JPEG and PDF digital downloads

JPEG digital download

We supply images via an electronic download link sent by email.

  • JPEG digital download where no digital image already exists —  £10.50
  • JPEG digital download of an existing digital image —  £7.50.

JPEG image download specifications:

  • JPEG compression: 10
  • Colour mode: RGB
  • Pixel depth: 8 bits per channel
  • Resolution: 400ppi (pixels per inch) minimum
  • ICC colour profile: Adobe RGB (1998).

PDF scans

We can scan pages to portable document format (PDF) for you that are useful for private study, but are not publication quality or for multimedia use.

We apply a minimum charge for orders of up to six scans:

  • PDF colour scan —  £1.20
  • Minimum charge for PDF scan orders —  £8.00, + VAT where applicable.

We will supply these scans as multi-page compressed PDF files, and charge per scan (opening of material). We can supply the file by email, or written to disk at an extra cost for the CD. Maximum size for digitisation from bound volumes: A2 (420 x 594mm).

In line with collection care policy, when a complete work is requested for scanning we have the right to make a preservation copy at the same time, which will result in such orders taking longer to process.

  • Extra charge of £1.00 for a file written to disk.

Maximum size for digitisation from bound volumes: A2 (420 x 594mm).


TIFF digital file on disk

We normally supply digital images in TIFF format on CD or DVD. Please make sure you have the appropriate software to access this kind of file. Prices include the cost of the CD / DVD.

  • Any resolution —  £13.00
  • Standard 1:1 size at 400dpi.

We supply high resolution images as standard. We can supply other resolutions on demand.

A2 (420 x 594mm) is the maximum size for digitisation from bound volumes. If the original item is bigger than A2, please email


Photo-quality digital prints

Prices are for colour or greyscale and include the cost of scanning and printing. Available in matte or gloss finish.

  • A4 —  £4.60
  • A3 —  £7.20
  • A2 —  £9.50
  • A1 —  £15.00
  • A0 —  £22.00.

Image manipulation

We charge for any image manipulation or digital retouching on a time basis at the rate of £25 per hour.

Audio files

Price includes the cost of CD:

  • CD to CD —  £10.50.

For any other reproduction of audio files, email Music Collections staff at


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