How can I get permission to use something from the Rubenstein Library's collections?

The Rubenstein Library does not provide permission to quote or publish from material that Duke University does not hold a copyright interest in, and most of our collections are either in the public domain or under copyrights not controlled by Duke University. It is your responsibility to determine the copyright status of the materials you wish to use and pursue permission from other copyright holders or executors.

If you plan to use images or other materials from our library that Duke University holds a copyright interest in, it is necessary to obtain a contract for permission for non-exclusive rights from the library. If your proposed use is commercial in nature, we may charge you a fee to use materials.

Read more about citations, permission, and copyright.