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To order an image for commercial use

To order an image for commercial use

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds one of the world's most comprehensive collections of polar photographs. Copies of images from the collection may be made available for publication or other purposes. Original material from the Institute's collection will not normally be lent. A reproduction rights (licence) fee based on the use of an image will be charged for any image reproduced in any form of publication, film or display; including those for broadcast, advertising and exhibitions. We approach each request on an individual basis and are happy to discuss fees with you.

As only a relatively small proportion of our collection is accessible online, we offer a picture research service for images to suit your requirements. We also encourage you, if time permits, to visit us yourself to explore the collections. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or to arrange an appointment.

You may also request copies and the licence to use images from the Scott Polar Research Institute by completing the online Image reproduction request form.

Image reproduction request form

Image reproduction request form

Search & Service

  • Picture Research - £30 per hour + VAT
  • Visit SPRI - Free of charge

Costs (supply only)

  • Supply of high-resolution digital image - £15 (+VAT) per image

Terms and conditions

Use of any images from SPRI is subject to our standard Terms and conditions.

Contact details

For further information on charges for reproduction rights and licensing, please contact the Picture Library Manager, Lucy Martin.

  • Telephone: +44 1223 336547
  • E-mail:
  • Post: Picture Library, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England