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Acknowledging your State Library of South Australia sources: Copyright, publishing and ordering copies

This guide shows you how to acknowledge your State Library of South Australia sources, and gives further information about copyright, publishing and ordering copies from our collections.


Some of the Library's collection is still within  copyright. Copyright holders will usually require acknowledgment if they grant permission to publish. Where a copyright holder grants gratis permission, this is shown as being reproduced with 'kind permission'. If payment has been required, then reproduction is simply 'with permission' or 'courtesy of '.

The following example combines an extended caption, incorporating information gleaned from research as well as the Library's finding aids, with an abbreviated reference and an acknowledgment of the copyright holder.

The Goodwood Road facade of the St Vincent de Paul's Orphanage with girls assembled for school in about 1965. The uniforms indicate the range of religious and state primary and secondary schools that Orphanage girls attended in this era, when going to outside schools was recognised as helping the children mature as citizens of the wider community. SLSA: B 58854. Reproduced with kind permission of The Advertiser and the State Library of South Australia

For further details about Copyright, check here.

Ordering copies from State Library collections

For information about prices and ordering copies of items from our collections, click here.


To ensure that publication of material from its collections receives due acknowledgment and promotion, the Library requires that permission to publish is obtained prior to publication.

The Library no longer charges publication fees except under exceptional circumstances where a fee may be negotiated.

To request permission to publish click here.

The exception here are images (online or otherwise) released to the public domain. Permission to use such items for any purpose, including publication, will not be required, although the Library will still need to be acknowledged. Public domain images will be tagged "No known copyright restrictions" and have a link to Conditions of use