Restrictions on Use & Reproduction Policy - SCPL Photograph & Postcard Collection

Most of the images in the Local History Collection belong to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. All images have been credited, and those owned by the Library are available for use by the public.

One copy of an image may be printed for personal use, giving the owner/copyright holder credit.  The images are the property of the owner/copyright holder. They may not be used on the Internet, published, or used in any other way without the expressed, written permission of the owner or copyright holder.

The Library will reproduce images in a variety of formats for the minimum reproduction cost per photo of $20.00. We can make them available on CD or via email. There is also a basic use fee of $15.00 per photo for non-profit uses. In certain circumstances, this fee may be waived when the proposed use is by a student for academic purposes. There is a commercial use fee of $100.00 per image if the image will be used in for-profit circumstances. The commercial use fee may be increased when multiple uses are requested.

The Library requires that all uses credit the collection of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and that no image may be altered without prior permission. Text accompanying the images is copyright Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

To request a reproduction, contact Diane Cowen by telephone at (831) 427-7707 ext. 7763, fax at (831) 427-7701, or email VirtualServices@santacruzpl.org. A photograph request form can also be mailed to:

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
ATTN: Diane Cowen
117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Please allow at least 7 days to process your request.

Identifiers for items in the Photograph Collection begin with the prefix LH, and items in the Postcard Collection begin with PC.  The second part of the identifier describes the owner of the item.

Image identifiers with the prefix:

LH
No additional prefix, property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
PC
No additional prefix, property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
aa
Property of the Lezin Family and the Ansel Adams Trust
ao
Property of Alverda Orlando
bw
Image by Brett Weston. Property of the Lezin Family. Used with the permission of the Lezin Family and the Brett Weston Archive.
citydir
From an advertisement in a city or county directory more than 70 years old. The Library believes that these are in the public domain.
cmc
Property of Cindy Martin-Campbell
cov
Property of the Lezin Family and Covello and Covello
em
Courtesy of Rev. Ed Muegee
heu
Donated to SCPL by Jules M. Heumann; owned by Santa Cruz Public Libraries
hm
Property of Harry Mayo
ja
Copyright James Carl Aschbacher
jh
Property of Jack Howe
jhc
Courtesy of James H. Cheverton
jp
Copyright John Plock
kr
Property of Keith and Dee Kraft
loc
Property of the Library of Congress
mah
Property of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
mdp
Property of Marion Dale Pokriots
om
Published in issues of Overland Monthly. Specific date of issue is given in the notes accompanying the photo.
pr
Courtesy of Phil Reader
pw
Property of the Public Works Department of the City of Santa Cruz
rh
Courtesy of Rick Hyman
rs
Copyright Ray Sherrod
salz
Property of the Lezin Family
sccfu
Property of the Santa Cruz City Firefighters' Union
sccs
Property of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
scpl
Property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California
SCM
Property of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
scm
Reproduced from Santa Cruz Memories: the early years. A pictorial history presented by Santa Cruz Sentinel. Pediment Publishing, 2016.
sen
Property of the Santa Cruz County Sentinel
svhs
Courtesy of the Scotts Valley Historical Society
tl
Property of Tom Leonard
wd
Property of the Water Department of the City of Santa Cruz