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Researchers who are not sure whether they already have a Huntington Library Aeon account can email us at reference@huntington.org.


Terms and Conditions

Please read through the terms and conditions below carefully, and click on the button labeled "First Time Users Click Here" at the end to agree to these terms and proceed to the registration form.


Copyright and Reproduction

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Quoting or Reproducing Huntington Library Materials

The Huntington is committed to supporting scholarly research and the dissemination of research through various forms of publication and outreach. While the Library owns the physical objects in its collections, in the majority of cases we do not own the intellectual content or copyright and cannot grant or deny permission to publish.

Certain works requested which are physically owned by The Huntington may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by The Huntington. Copyright law protects unpublished as well as published materials.

The responsibility for determining whether any such intellectual property rights, including moral rights, exist, for obtaining all necessary permissions, and for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, remains with the requester. If the content in question is under copyright, appropriate permissions must be sought from the owner of the rights, unless the intended use is protected by the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law (title 17, United States Code).

Some ownership and rights information may be recorded in our catalog records and finding aids. Questions and requests can also be addressed to reference@huntington.org.

We welcome information about copyright and related matters pertaining to materials in our collections. If you have such information or believe that our website and records do not accurately and fully record any applicable restrictions, please email us at reference@huntington.org.

Other Tools for Researching U.S. Copyright

Some other resources for researching United States copyright are:


Citation and Crediting

Permission to Publish

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.

Citation Guidelines and Image Caption Guidelines for Materials Held by The Huntington Library

Although the Library does not require permission for your request, as a matter of good scholarly practice and for the benefit of future researchers, we ask that requesters using reproductions of our materials give appropriate credit when quoting from, or reproducing an item in the Huntington collections.

Certain collections have specific credit lines that must be used when reproducing materials from those collections, and those may be found in the applicable catalog record or finding aid. In the majority of situations, specific credit lines are not stipulated.

Citations should always include the wording "The Huntington Library, San Marino, California." The further identification of items will vary across collections and formats, but should typically include:

  • Call number (if assigned) or box/vol/folder number(s)
  • Item title or description
  • Date(s)
  • Collection name if applicable

Detailed citation guidelines with examples can be found here (PDF).

Note on Image Crediting

Digital images taken by researchers should not be attributed to the Library's Imaging Services department. In such cases, researchers should credit themselves for photographing the image.


Imaging Services

Requests are fulfilled for reproductions to the extent allowed by the physical condition of the item and the provisions of existing copyright law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to research and comply with all copyright provisions. Requests for Imaging Services may be denied if such work would damage the materials to be copied or infringe on other restrictions.

Note that some older catalog records and finding aids may contain obsolete permissions language: current policies are those detailed in the above section on "Copyright and Permission to Publish."

View our Imaging Services Price List (pdf)


Notice on Data Collection

The Huntington Library may retain indefinitely information we collect from you in connection with your use of rare material, including registration, circulation, imaging services requests, as well as other Huntington-related correspondence. Your information will not be shared with other parties except to address issues pertaining to the legality, security, and the administration of the collections.


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