Image Reproduction Services

The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the GHS Research Center in Savannah is now open. The Research Center hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you to our new state-of-the-art facility.

If you wish to access archival material or rare books, research appointments are strongly recommended. To make an appointment, email the library at or telephone at 912.651.2128.

More information on the Research Center’s renovation is available at

The Georgia Historical Society offers limited digital reproduction services of materials in its collection. Fee based scanning services are available for materials that can withstand the process. The staff reserve the right to deny scanning requests based on the condition of the materials, copyright concerns, and donor-imposed restrictions. Use fees for images intended for commercial and non-profit purposes will be assessed.

Digital reproduction of oversize documents (items larger than 11×17) are outsourced to The Great Frame Up in Bluffton, SC. Please see staff for pricing.

Please note: without exception, oversize documents will not be photocopied. At this time, GHS will deny requests to take oversize documents to large format photocopy services as machines used can be damaging to documents.

Use of digital cameras is permitted only at the reserved archives and rare book table. Fees apply to this service.

See below for information on ordering digital image reproductions.

Photocopy Services

Photocopying services are available onsite. All photocopying is administered by the Georgia Historical Society staff and will remain at the reference desk until the end of the patron visit. Staff reserve the right to deny copy requests based on the condition of the materials and copyright concerns.  Staff also reserve the right to complete copy requests at a later date. Personal notes and non-library material will not be photocopied. Photocopying is limited to 25 pages.

Image Reproduction Forms, Policies, and Procedures

Image Request Forms

Digital Camera Policy

Copyright Disclaimer:

The copyright status of photographs and audiovisual material is often difficult to determine because it is affected by criteria such as the photographer’s employment status (i.e. work for hire), the date material was created, the date material was first published, and information associated with its first publication. It is the responsibility of the User to verify copyright status. Downloading an image from our website or any other website containing one of our images does not transfer copyright or property rights and does not constitute permission to publish or display in excess of fair use.