Individuals or organizations who wish to publish editions of source materials, in whatever form, must first contact the Director of the Institute.

Selfmade copies

  • In general, library and archive material, provided it is in good condition, may be scanned, photographed or copied.
  • For printing or scanning from microfilm / microfiche, equipment is available.
  • For scanning, copying and printing, equipment is available.

See our rates and payment methods


    How to order copies

    • The Institute has a reproduction section where, for a nominal fee, reproductions can be ordered (pdf-scans).

    See our rates and payment methods

    Search the IISH catalogue to identify the specific publication, poster, or photograph you want to have copied.
    It is possible to order digital reproductions through the online catalogue, using the button Request Reproduction, found next to the Call Number. You will be able to request an offer first, or order and pay directly.

    Please note: Access to some archival collections may be restricted. Before ordering reproductions of archival documents, please check the available online finding aids of archival collections.

    We regret that we will not be able to process requests for copying any documents that are too vulnerable to be handled.

    In most cases, the IISH does not hold the copyright of the material. The IISH does not mediate in matters pertaining to copyright of third parties.


    1. As part of its mission, the IISH makes its collections publicly available for use in research, teaching, and private study.
    2. Where known, the IISH provides information about copyright owners and terms governing the appropriate use of materials. This information can be found in the description of an item in the catalogue. Due to the nature of historical collections, however, we are not always able to identify copyright holders or to provide correct information.
    3. The IISH in most cases does not own the copyrights in its collections.
    4. Reproductions of material from the IISH collections will be delivered for use in research, teaching, or private study.
    5. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the IISH's collections.
    6. The IISH does not intermediate in questions about copyrights held by third parties.
    7. Unless IISH holds copyright to an item, we cannot give or deny permission to publish or to otherwise distribute it. Permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the IISH.
    8. The IISH accepts no liability whatsoever arising from the use of its materials.
    9. For more information about copyright, see the following websites: or
    10. Any materials used must carry a credit line:
      [Name of collection], International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam).